If passed, highlights of the bill include:
- The creation of a “Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System” that tracks the recidivism rates of all U.S. federal prisoners.
- Granting authority to the Attorney General to develop recidivism reduction programs.
- Promoting research on the success of recidivism reduction programs.
- Allowing prisoners with low-risk of recidivism to earn up to 50% of their prison time in home confinement or a halfway house if they meet certain benchmarks in recidivism reduction programs.
- Giving prisoners with medium to high-risks of recidivism the opportunity to earn "credits" to re-categorize themselves as low-risk.
- Penalizing the Bureau of Prisons for any failure to implement the program,
The program would exclude sex offenders, violent offenders, terrorists, major organized crime offenders (think leaders of drug cartels and human trafficking operations) and major fraud offenders.