Criminal justice advocates are asking President Joe Biden to grant clemency to federal prisoners who have been serving prison time at home, after being released from prison due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Twenty advocacy groups are asking Biden to give second chances to thousands of hardened criminals, claiming they have already “reintegrated” back into society, by serving some of their sentences at home.
Roughly two-thousand prisoners were sent to home confinement in 2020, to slow the spread of COVID-19 inside prisons.
However, back in January 2021, the U-S Justice Department said inmates whose sentences will extend beyond the pandemic must be brought back to prison.
WILMINGTON, DE – DECEMBER 28: President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Queen Theater on December 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president in a scaled-down ceremony in Washington D.C. due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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