Summary: H.R.4261 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4261. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/06/2017)

Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective Justice Act or the SAFE Justice Act

This bill alters various provisions of federal sentencing laws to expand the existing safety valve, expand eligibility for early release, and reduce mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.

The bill also makes several other changes, including the following:

  • to limit the application of drug offense mandatory minimums to leaders, organizers, or employees of drug trafficking organizations; 
  • to establish a post-sentencing risk and needs assessment system for use in federal prison facilities;
  • to allow prisoners to earn up to 54 days per year of the sentence imposed (instead of 54 days per year of the sentence actually served); and
  • to permit prisoners to earn additional time credits for successful completion of recidivism reduction risk programs.