Urge your Senators to support the GRACE Act


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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.

The GRACE Act fixes a compassionate release system that has been ignored and unresponsive for decades. It is a common sense approach to lowering our prison population without threatening our public safety. More importantly, it is humane and compassionate for families and their loved ones in prison. I urge you to support the GRACE Act.

Thank you for your consideration and dedicated service to our state.

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