Bureau of Prisons – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2016-17040
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2015 was $31,977.65 ($87.61 per day). (Please note: There were 365 days in FY 2015.) The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Residential Re-entry Center for Fiscal Year 2015 was $26,082.90 ($71.46 per day).
Compassionate Release
Document Number: 2016-13294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes changes to its regulations on compassionate release, including changing the title to ``Reduction in Sentence in Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances''; deleting language which indicates that the Bureau will only allow reductions in sentence for circumstances ``which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the court at the time of sentencing''; and modifying and adding language to clarify the ineligibility of certain inmates for reductions in sentence and the eligibility of District of Columbia Code felony inmates (D.C. Code felony inmates) for medical and geriatric release.
Drug Abuse Treatment Program
Document Number: 2016-09613
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.
Use of Chemical Agents or Other Less-Than-Lethal Force in Immediate Use of Force Situations
Document Number: 2016-04069
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulation on the use of chemical agents or other less-than- lethal force to provide that such use is authorized for staff in immediate use of force (emergency) situations.
Designation of Offenses
Document Number: 2016-00385
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.
Infectious Disease Management: Voluntary and Involuntary Testing
Document Number: 2015-29790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons proposes two minor revisions to its regulations on the management of infectious diseases. One change would remove the requirement for HIV pre-test counseling for inmates, because the counseling requirement has become an obstacle to necessary testing. Inmates testing positive for HIV will continue to receive HIV post-test counseling. The second change would alter language regarding tuberculosis (TB) testing to clarify that it is testing for the TB infection, but not ``skin testing.'' This would account for advances in medical technology that allow for newer testing methods.
Inmate Commissary Account Deposit Procedures
Document Number: 2015-16637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulations on inmate commissary account deposit procedures and requirements to provide clarification. Specifically, the amendments will clarify that, regardless of the form or method of the deposit (by mail or electronic deposit), the Bureau is authorized to obtain transaction information about the sender, and the sender is required to provide such information to the Bureau and its authorized service providers if the sender seeks to deposit funds in an inmate's commissary account.
Commutation of Sentence: Technical Change
Document Number: 2015-16635
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
This document finalizes a minor technical change to the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on sentence commutation which clarifies that Bureau staff, other than institution-level staff, will recalculate the inmate's sentence in accordance with the terms of the commutation order if a petition for commutation of sentence is granted.
Transfer of Offenders to Foreign Countries
Document Number: 2015-16610
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) streamlines regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant Bureau policy.
Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Use of X-Ray Devices-Clarification of Terminology
Document Number: 2015-13710
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) clarifies that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the inmate's consent, or Regional Director approval, for use as search devices.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2015-05437
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2014 was $30,619.85 ($83.89 per day). (Please note: There were 365 days in FY 2014.) The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Residential Re-entry Center for Fiscal Year 2014 was $28,999.25 ($79.45 per day).
Communications Management Units
Document Number: 2015-01024
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-22
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. The CMUs regulations serve to detail the specific restrictions that may be imposed in the CMUs in a way that current regulations authorize but do not detail. CMUs are designed to provide an inmate housing unit environment that enables staff monitoring of all communications between inmates in a Communications Management Unit (CMU) and persons in the community. The ability to monitor such communication is necessary to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of correctional facilities, and protection of the public. These regulations represent a ``floor'' beneath which communications cannot be further restricted. The Bureau currently operates CMUs in two of its facilities. This rule clarifies existing Bureau practices with respect to CMUs.
Good Conduct Time: Alternative Adult Literacy Programs
Document Number: 2015-00144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its rules on Good Conduct Time (GCT) and Literacy. The purpose of this proposed rule is to provide effective literacy programming alternatives to the General Educational Development (GED) program that more effectively meet the specialized needs of inmates. This will also have the added benefit of reducing lengthy waiting lists for the GED program. This proposed rule will exempt inmates from the ``satisfactory progress'' provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) if they participate in an ``authorized alternative adult literacy program.'' The Bureau's Literacy Program rules, which currently contemplate only GED attainment, would also be revised to allow for ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs.'' This change means that inmates participating in ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs'' will not need to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential to be considered for the full benefits of GCT. Other than the change regarding inmates in ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs,'' we propose no further substantive changes.
Smoking/No Smoking Areas
Document Number: 2014-28620
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes without change a proposed rule that was published on this subject on May 12, 2006, to revise regulations pertaining to smoking/no smoking in Bureau facilities. The revised regulations generally prohibit smoking in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, except as part of an authorized inmate religious activity; and, for Bureau staff and official visitors, only in smoking areas designated by the Warden. Possession of smoking apparatus and tobacco in any form is prohibited for inmates under this rule, unless as part of an authorized inmate religious activity. We intend this amendment to promote a clean air environment and to protect the health and safety of staff and inmates.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2014-10859
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2013 was $29,291.25 ($80.25 per day). (Please note: There were 365 days in FY 2013.) The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Residential Re-entry Center for Fiscal Year 2013 was $26,612.15 ($72.91 per day).
Communication Management Units
Document Number: 2014-05083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) reopens the comment period of the proposed rule published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17324) which proposed to establish and describe Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. We now reopen the comment period for fifteen (15) additional days in order to allow inmates and interested parties additional opportunity to comment.
Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Use of X-ray Devices-Clarification of Terminology
Document Number: 2014-03240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to clarify that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the inmate's consent, or Regional Director approval, for use as search devices.
Transfer of Offenders to Foreign Countries
Document Number: 2013-31021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline its regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant Bureau policy.
Compassionate Release
Document Number: 2013-29076
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) changes its regulations on compassionate release, to provide that when considering an inmate for reduction in sentence, the General Counsel will solicit the opinion of the United States Attorney in the district in which the inmate was sentenced; and the final decision is subject to the general supervision and direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General.
Progress Reports Rules Revision
Document Number: 2013-25166
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes from regulations and/or modifies two types of progress reports: transfer reports and triennial reports.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2013-19852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2012 was $29,027.46 ($79.31 per day). (Please note: There were 366 days in FY 2012.) The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2012 was $27,003 ($73.78 per day).
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2013-06139
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2011 was $28,893.40. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2011 was $26,163.
Compassionate Release; Technical Changes
Document Number: 2013-04589
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this interim rule, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) makes a minor change to remove an administrative level of review from the processing of a Compassionate Release request packet.
Designation of Offenses
Document Number: 2013-02765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to remove rules which designate various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of U.S. Code because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.
Inmate Communication With News Media: Removal of Byline Regulations
Document Number: 2012-7971
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes an interim rule published April 23, 2010, regarding inmate contact with the community which deleted two previous Bureau regulations that prohibited inmates from publishing under a byline, due to a recent court ruling invalidating Bureau regulation language containing this prohibition.
Literacy Program
Document Number: 2011-30400
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
This document finalizes the Bureau's Literacy Program regulations, published as an interim rule on September 26, 1997 (62 FR 50791). The Bureau amended its regulations on the literacy program for the sake of clarification or simplification.
Classification and Program Review
Document Number: 2011-27179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its regulations on classification and program review to ensure that classification and program review procedures adequately address inmate needs. This proposed rule also adds a new type of review, the ``progress review.'' A progress review will be an abbreviated program review meant to focus on an inmate's programming activities. This shortened version of the more thorough program review will facilitate more efficiently-used staff and inmate time, in that it will primarily focus on any new or changed aspects of an inmate's initial classification and participation in recommended programs. Inmates who have 36 months or more until their projected release date will receive alternating program and progress reviews at least once every 180 calendar days, a practice that will allow the Bureau to more efficiently utilize staff time and resources. The process will also allow staff to devote more time and resources to the reviews of inmates who are closer to their release dates, enabling the Bureau to better fulfill its mission to prepare inmates for eventual release into communities within the United States.
Pre-Release Community Confinement
Document Number: 2011-23684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) responds to recent litigation surrounding the pre-release community confinement regulation which it published on October 21, 2008 by publishing a proposed rule on this subject.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2011-23689
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2010 was $28,284. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2010 was $25,838.
Progress Reports Rules Revision
Document Number: 2011-23687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to remove from regulations and/or modify two types of progress reports: Transfer reports and triennial reports.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment
Document Number: 2011-17160
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations on providing psychiatric treatment and medication to inmates. These revised regulations are clarified and updated to reflect current caselaw.
Inmate Discipline Program/Special Housing Units: Subpart Revision and Clarification
Document Number: 2011-4359
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons delays the effective date of the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010, (75 FR 76263) and the subsequent correction which appeared in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010 (75 FR 81853). The new effective date for both documents is June 20, 2011.
Use of Less-Than-Lethal Force: Delegation
Document Number: 2011-2364
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes its proposed regulation on the use of chemical agents and other non-lethal (less-than-lethal) force to clarify that the authority of the Warden to authorize the use of chemical agents or other less-than-lethal weapons may not be delegated below the position of Lieutenant.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2011-2363
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2009 was $25,251. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2009 was $24,758.
Inmate Furloughs
Document Number: 2011-281
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its federal regulations on the inmate furlough program primarily to more clearly provide for and define transfer furloughs. Also, under this rule, the Bureau is expanding the authority of its Wardens to consider all inmates potentially eligible for non-transfer furloughs, as opposed to the current rule, which limits consideration to inmates with community custody status.
Inmate Discipline Program/Special Housing Units: Subpart Revision and Clarification
Document Number: 2010-32706
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of December 8, 2010 (75 FR 76263). The document issued a final rule amending the Bureau's Inmate Discipline Program and Special Housing Units (SHU) regulations. The Bureau issues this correction document in order to correct typographical and numbering errors. No substantive changes are being made to the final rule document.
Inmate Discipline Program/Special Housing Units: Subpart Revision and Clarification
Document Number: 2010-30525
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Unit (SHU) regulations. We intend this amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency procedures that need not be in regulations text. We also make substantive changes to our list of prohibited acts for which disciplinary sanctions may be imposed, and alter the list of possible sanctions available to allow Discipline Hearing Officers more flexibility in adapting the sanction to fit the seriousness of the violation.
Administrative Remedy Program: Exception to Initial Filing Procedures
Document Number: 2010-14715
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises current regulations on the Administrative Remedy Program to add an exception to initial filing of Administrative Remedy appeals at the institution level. The exception will state that formal administrative remedy requests regarding initial decisions that did not originate with the Warden, or his/her staff, may be initially filed with the Bureau office which made the original decision, and appealed directly to the General Counsel.
Inmate Communication With News Media: Removal of Byline Regulations
Document Number: 2010-10727
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons
This document corrects the dates section of an interim final rule published on Friday, April 23, 2010. In the interim rule, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revised its regulations regarding inmate contact with the community to remove two current Bureau regulations that prohibit inmates from publishing under a byline, due to a recent court ruling invalidating Bureau regulation language containing this prohibition. The April 23, 2010, publication inadvertently omitted an effective date.
Inmate Communication With News Media: Removal of Byline Regulations
Document Number: 2010-9373
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this interim rule, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its regulations regarding inmate contact with the community to delete two current Bureau regulations that prohibit inmates from publishing under a byline, due to a recent court ruling invalidating Bureau regulation language containing this prohibition.
Communication Management Units
Document Number: 2010-7728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to establish and describe Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. CMUs are designed to provide an inmate housing unit environment that enables staff monitoring of all communication between CMU inmates and persons in the community. The ability to monitor such communication is necessary to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of correctional facilities, and protect the public. The Bureau currently operates CMUs in two of its facilities. This rule would clarify existing Bureau practices with respect to CMUs.
Commutation of Sentence: Technical Change
Document Number: 2010-6290
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
This document makes a minor technical change to the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on sentence commutation to clarify that the Bureau staff, who may not be institution-level staff, will recalculate the inmate's sentence in accordance with the terms of the commutation order if a petition for commutation of sentence is granted.
Inmate Access to Inmate Central File: PSRs and SORs
Document Number: 2010-6288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend regulations regarding inmate access to Inmate Central File materials to prohibit sentenced inmates incarcerated in Bureau facilities, including those in contract facilities or community confinement, from possessing their Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports (PSRs), Statements of Reasons (SORs), or other similar sentencing documents from criminal judgments. Such inmates under this prohibition will continue to be permitted to review their PSRs and SORs.
Inmate Work and Performance Pay Program
Document Number: 2010-3902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline regulations on inmate work and performance pay by removing redundant language and provisions that relate solely to staff guidance.
Intake Screening
Document Number: 2010-878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline intake screening regulations by removing internal agency management procedures that need not be stated in regulation.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: E9-16304
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2008 was $25,895. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2008 was $23,882.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Up to 2,500 Low Security, Adult Inmate Beds at Privately Owned Institution in Lake City, FL and/or Baldwin, MI
Document Number: E9-14179
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under Criminal Alien Requirement 9, at proposed facilities in Lake City, Florida and/or Baldwin, Michigan.
Religious Beliefs and Practices: Chapel Library Materials
Document Number: E9-550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its regulations on religious beliefs and practices to add a new regulation regarding chapel library materials. The regulations are necessary to notify inmates that certain materials that could incite, promote, or otherwise suggest the commission of violence or criminal activity may be excluded from chapel libraries. This change is also being made in connection with passage of the Second Chance Act.
Drug Abuse Treatment Program: Subpart Revision and Clarification and Eligibility of D.C. Code Felony Offenders for Early Release Consideration
Document Number: E9-593
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes three proposed rules on the drug abuse treatment program. Finalizing all three proposed rules together results in a more uniform and comprehensive revision of our drug abuse treatment program (DATP) regulations. Specifically, this amendment will streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency procedures that need not be in rules text. This rule clarifies the distinction between mandatory and voluntary participation in the drug abuse education course, removes eligibility limitations pertaining to cognitive impairments and learning disabilities, and addresses the effects of non-participation both in the drug abuse education course and in the residential drug abuse treatment program (RDAP). In this rule, we also add escape and attempted escape to the list of reasons an inmate may be expelled from the RDAP. Furthermore, in our regulation on considering inmates for early release, we remove obsolete language, add as ineligible for early release inmates with a prior felony or misdemeanor conviction for arson or kidnapping, and clarify that inmates cannot earn early release twice.