A coalition of 14 Republican and Democrat Senators is pleading with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide an early release to elderly felons in federal prison in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) are asking the DOJ to release “the most vulnerable” inmates in federal prison:
The letter from the 14 Republican and Democrat Senators comes as the George Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked DOJ to release about 10,000 felons from federal prison in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Reports circulated this week that officials with the White House Legislative Affairs Office have requested lawmakers to pass legislation that would free elderly felons deemed “non-violent” from federal prison.
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