Thousands of Federal Drug Offenders Being Released Early Starting Today

By The Washington Post

earlyAbout 6,000 federal inmates whose drug sentences were reduced will begin making their way home Friday from halfway houses and prisons across the country as a result of policy changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

A third of the 6,112 inmates who served time in the 122 facilities run by the Bureau of Prisons are foreign citizens and will be transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and eventually deported. Texas will receive the largest number of inmates affected by the policy change, 597, and Florida will receive the second-largest number, 310.

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