ACLU Organization Letter in Support of H.R. 4018
The ACLU joined a coalition letter in support of H.R. 4018, a technical fix to the Elderly Program of the First Step Act. The Elderly Home Detention Pilot Program in the First Step Act is currently being interpreted as allowing release after 2/3 of the original sentence is served, excluding good time credit. H.R. 4018 reflects the intention of the drafters of the First Step Act by ensuring that good time credits are included when determining if a person has served 2/3 of their sentence under this program and allowing elderly people to cash in their earned good time credits to be released earlier.