Vote YES on S. 2471!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I write today to urge you to support the Granting Release and Compassion Effectively (GRACE) Act, S. 2471. This bipartisan bill would provide immediate improvements to the federal compassionate release policy, a 30-year old process that permits early release for prisoners with certain "extraordinary and compelling" circumstances such as terminal illness, advanced age, dire family circumstances, and permanent incapacitation. Since its inception, the process has gone through a number of changes, including expanded criteria for release, yet the process remains mismanaged and neglected by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The GRACE Act provides oversight, increased transparency, and better notice requirements for families and prisoners, and it provides prisoners and families a remedy when the BOP does not do its job.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]