We have a lot to talk about in this week’s newsletter. First off, as we mentioned last week, there was a case in Illinois in which an inmate at a halfway house had filed a 2241 motion trying to get his release from halfway house due to the good time fix. Unfortunately, the court denied him relief. In it, they stated that section 102(b)(2) of the First Step Act states that this subsection will not go into effect until after the Attorney General releases the risk assessment system. Continue reading “PREA, First Step and Other News”
We’ve had several people ask for a breakdown of the First Step Act and so I figured this week I would highlight the portions that would apply to most of us (sex offenders). Thanks to our friend Brandon Sample at www.sentencing.net, he has assisted us with some of these tasks. Below is a simple question and answer that hopefully will assist in answering some of those questions.
Author’s Note: Well, our hands and our brain have different ideas and this post to the wrong person. So, we apologize for the delay as we are now just getting it posted. Continue reading “A Look at the First Step/Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act”
Editor’s Note: Last Tuesday, October 2, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Gundy. There were only eight justices who took part in this argument as Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in a few days later. Below is a summary of the arguments. Continue reading “Is Gundy Really Going to Change the Registry?”