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H.R. 4018: To provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 26, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).

Summary of this bill

More people aged 60 and older could get a “get out of jail free” card.

Context

The Second Chance Act of 2007 allowed some elderly prisoners to serve the remainder of their sentence at home, if they were at least 65 and had served either 10 years or ¾ of their sentence — whichever was longer.

The First Step Act of 2018 expanded the number of prisoners eligible, by reducing the age from 65 to 60, and reducing the time served to either 10 years or ⅔ of their sentence — still whichever is longer. Terminably ill prisoners were also made eligible.

However, the program doesn’t factor in time off a ...


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Union Calendar No. 252

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4018

[Report No. 116–311]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

November 26, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Gaetz, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Rodgers of Washington, Ms. Dean, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Murphy of North Carolina, and Mr. Lamb

November 26, 2019

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 25, 2019


A BILL

To provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes.


1.

Good conduct time credits for certain elderly nonviolent offenders

Section 231(g)(5)(A)(ii) of the Second Chance Act of 2007 (34 U.S.C. 60541(g)(5)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking to which the offender was sentenced and inserting reduced by any credit toward the service of the prisoner’s sentence awarded under section 3624(b) of title 18, United States Code.

November 26, 2019

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed