Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program

Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program
Cory Booker (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

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Two top Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are calling on President Biden to quickly adopt a plan to keep thousands of federal inmates who were transferred to home confinement during the pandemic out of prison.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the committee’s chairman, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who chairs a subcommittee on criminal justice, are urging Biden in a letter sent to the White House on Thursday to use the “ample executive authority” at his disposal to ensure that those on home confinement are not sent back to prison.

“Given the breadth of available executive authority, no person who has successfully transitioned to home confinement should be required to return to federal prison,” Durbin and Booker wrote in the letter, which was shared with The Hill.

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