TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL IS GOING INTO AFFECT, AND OVER 3000 INMATES GET RELEASED EARLY FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

At the end of last week the Justice Department revealed it intends to release 3,100 inmates from federal prisons nationwide. Most of the people are being released for good behavior and were non-violent drug offenders, but some of the people being released also served time for weapons charges, robbery, sex offenses, and national security-related crimes.

This move is part of Trump’s administration implementation of the “First Step Act”, which is part of a criminal justice reform bill, that President Donald Trump signed into law in December of 2018.

According to The Boston Globe:

The First Step Act is one of the signature pieces of legislation passed during the Trump administration with bipartisan support. It shortens sentences for some inmates โ€” partly through a change in the credit they are given for good behavior โ€” and increases job training and other programs. It also requires the new risk assessment system, which officials said Friday will allow inmates to complete in-prison programs and, for some, receive โ€˜โ€˜earned timeโ€™โ€™ credits to get out earlier.

Reportedly, the Trump administration will redirect $75 million in fiscal spending for 2019 to help fund the First Step Act and its programs.

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ALL CHARGES DROPPED FOR THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR FLINT WATER CRISIS…

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

All charges were dropped for those responsible for the Flint water crisis, which killed about a dozen people and infected many more with harmful bacteria like legionella, which can be extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system.

In January 2016, the then Michigan governor, Rick Snyder and the then Michigan Health director, Nick Lyon announced an outbreak of legionaries disease that occurred between 2014-2015, when the majority Black and impoverished city of Flint, Michigan, under Michigan state- control started getting polluted and lead tainted water from the Flint River.

According to CBSNEWS:

“( prosecutors) pledge to start the investigation from scratch.”

The new investigation will be headed by Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud, who started working on the case in January.

He believed “all available evidence was not pursued ” by the previous team of prosecutors. -Cbsnews later reported.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flint-michigan-water-crisis-charges-dropped-against-several-people-today-2019-06-13/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=68978413