Earlier this week, the Department of Justice proposed a final rule authorizing the director of the BOP to “allow prisoners placed in home confinement under the CARES Act to remain in home confinement after the expiration of the covered emergency period,” in this case the COVID-19 pandemic. It was previously unclear whether inmates would have to return to prison after the pandemic ends. Comments may be submitted until July 21, 2022 through the “regulations.gov website” or mailed to the Rules Unit, Office of General Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, Washington, DC.
The posted proposed rule includes a significant amount of background information regarding the CARES Act, home confinement, and the BOP’s emergency operations.
Click here to read the proposed rule.