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Sentencing In Corrections

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TITLE OR PURPOSE
An effort to retroactivly change the current system of corrections in revielence to non-violent drug offenses.
MAJOR AREAS TO BE AFFECTED
The largest area to be affected is the present system of sentencing that has been set up for non-violent drug offenses by the Department of Justice and the Department of Corrections.
JUSTIFICATION
Today, the average federal prison is overcrowed by 36 percent. In 2013, the total federal prison system had a capacity rated to hold 132,221 inmates, yet there were 176,484 inmates behind federal bars that year. In some correctional institutions, the inmate population has been 50 percent over the rated capacity. This is number is only expected to be larger in the present day. This over capcity
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