Congress Wants to Know Why the BOP Won’t Let Elderly Prisoners Go Home to Die

For years, federal prisoners and their advocates have begged the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to shorten the sentences of elderly and terminally ill offenders using a provision called “compassionate release.” With the stroke of a pen, the BOP has the power to release men like Bruce Harrison , sentenced in 1994 to 50 years for delivering cocaine and marijuana at the behest of undercover federal agents.

Source: Congress Wants to Know Why the BOP Won’t Let Elderly Prisoners Go Home to Die

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