Thousands of Federal Inmates to Be Released

Some 6,000 drug offenders in federal prisons around the country will be set free at the end of the month, the Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon, as part of punishment reductions put in place by the US Sentencing Commission last year which have been made retroactive.

The mass release, the largest in federal prison history, represents a significant step in President Obama’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system, a mission now picking up steam with both parties in Congress. 

Roughly 6,000 federal inmates to be released