In a move to reduce prison overcrowding and provide relief to inmates given harsh sentences in drug cases, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates beginning later this month, officials confirmed to CNN.
The mass release is the largest in the Bureau of Prisons history and the first wave of what could be tens of thousands of early releases, officials said.
The mass release was triggered by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders last year and made the change retroactive.
Even with the Sentencing Commission’s reductions, drug offenders will have served substantial prison sentences, said Sally Quillian Yates, a deputy attorney general with the Justice Department.
If there is one thing we have learned after almost seven years of the Obama administration being in charge, it’s that people on the wrong side of the law tend to get the fairest treatment. The same administration that uses various government agencies to target people who have the audacity to disagree with them politically has a warm, gooey soft spot for law breakers.
Some of these sentence reductions may very well be justified. It just seems a bit off how much priority The Idiot King has given this in his waning days in the Oval Office.