After President Obama's belt-tightening State of the Union Address, many are asking what will be cut in an effort to downsize the federal budget.
Over at the Department of Justice, it looks like they have their answer:
So the White House Office of Management and Budget, in discussions with departments and agencies, has proposed numerous cuts that could be included in the president's final budget proposal, to be sent to Congress in February. At Justice, according to internal documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, OMB's proposals include:
—Increasing the amount of time deducted from prison terms for good behavior, which would immediately qualify some 4,000 federal convicts for release, and another 4,000 over the next 10 years.Before any prisoners or their family members get too excited and think loved ones will be coming home tomorrow, let's remember how this works. The key word here is "proposal." That proposal may or may not ever become a reality.
But it's a proposal FAMM is excited about, because we've been fighting for a 54-day interpretation of the good time statute for years now.