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H.R. 3575

Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2003 (Introduced in House)

HR 3575 IH
108th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 3575
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an alternate release date for certain nonviolent offenders, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 21, 2003
Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas (for herself, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. CLAY, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. KILPATRICK, Mr. BALLANCE, Mr. OWENS, Mr. RUSH, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. CONYERS, and Ms. WATSON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an alternate release date for certain nonviolent offenders, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2003'.

SEC. 2. EARLY RELEASE FOR CERTAIN NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS.

(a) IN GENERAL- Section 3624 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subsection (a), by inserting `at the early release date provided in subsection (g), if applicable, or otherwise' after `A prisoner shall be released by the Bureau of Prisons'; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:
`(g) EARLY RELEASE FOR CERTAIN NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Bureau of Prisons, pursuant to a good time policy, shall release from confinement a prisoner who has served one half or more of his term of imprisonment (including any consecutive term or terms of imprisonment) if that prisoner--
`(1) has attained the age of 45 years;
`(2) has never been convicted of a crime of violence; and
`(3) has not engaged in any violation, involving violent conduct, of institutional disciplinary regulations.'.

STATUS: H.R.3575
Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an alternate release date for certain nonviolent offenders, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 11/21/2003) Cosponsors: 13
Latest Major Action: 12/10/2003 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.