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DOJ/BOP RIN: 1120-AB10 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Reduction in Sentence for Medical Reasons 

The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes changes to its regulations on compassionate release, including: (1) changing the title to "Reduction in Sentence in Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances"; (2) deleting language which indicates that the Bureau will only allow reductions in sentence for circumstances "which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the court at the time of sentencing"; (3) indicating that, when considering an inmate for reduction in sentence, the General Counsel will solicit the opinion of the United States Attorney's Office that prosecuted the inmate; and (4) making an alteration that allows eligibility of District of Columbia Code felony offenders (D.C. Code felony offenders) for reduction in sentence under Bureau regulations.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    18 U.S.C. 3621 and 3622, 3565, 3568 and 3569, 3582, 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 and 4082    18 U.S.C. 4161 to 4166, 4201 to 4218, 5006 to 5024, 5031 to 5042    28 U.S.C. 509 and 510    28 CFR 1.1 to 1.10    D.C. Official Code, sec 24-101, sec 24-461 sec 24-465, sec 24-467, and sec 24-468   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/21/2006  71 FR 76619   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/20/2007    
Second NPRM  06/07/2016  81 FR 36485   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  08/08/2016 
Final Action  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sarah N. Qureshi
Rules Administrator
Department of Justice
Bureau of Prisons
HOLC Building, 320 First Street NW,
Washington, DC 20534
Phone:202 353-8248
Fax:202 305-4577