FSA Time Credits
This proposed rule would codify the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) procedures regarding time credits as authorized by the First Step Act of 2018 (FSA), hereinafter referred to as ``FSA Time Credits.'' The FSA provides that eligible inmates may earn FSA Time Credits towards pre- release custody or early transfer to supervised release for successfully completing approved Evidence-Based Recidivism Reduction programs or Productive Activities that are assigned to the inmate based on the inmate's risk and needs assessment. Eligible inmates include those individuals who are sentenced under the U.S. Code and in the custody of the Bureau. However, as required by the FSA, an inmate cannot earn FSA Time Credits if he or she is serving a sentence for a disqualifying offense or has a disqualifying prior conviction. However, these inmates can still earn other benefits, as authorized by the Bureau, for successfully completing recidivism reduction programming.
Inmate Discipline Program: New Prohibited Act Code for Pressuring Inmates for Legal Documents.
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) adds a new code to the list of prohibited act codes in the inmate discipline regulations which will clarify that the Bureau may discipline inmates for pressuring or otherwise intimidating other inmates into producing copies of their own legal documents, such as pre-sentence reports (PSRs), or statement of reasons (SORs).
Video Visiting and Telephone Calls Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The Bureau of Prisons amends its regulations to provide inmates in federal custody with the opportunity for free video- teleconferencing and telephone usage during the national emergency with respect to Coronavirus Disease 2019.