Thousands Held in Federal Prisons for Too Long, Report Finds
Tampa Bay Times
May 25, 2016

“More than 4,300 federal inmates were kept in prison beyond their scheduled release dates from 2009 to 2014 — some of them for an extra year or more, according to a report released Tuesday that highlighted wide confusion in the prison system.

“The findings by the Justice Department’s inspector general are a potential embarrassment for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at a time when the Obama administration has assailed what it says are unfair and unduly harsh sentences for many inmates, particularly minorities and nonviolent offenders.”


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