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DOJ/BOP RIN: 1120-AB76 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: First Step Act (FSA) Time Credits 

This rule establishes the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) procedures regarding "Time Credits" as authorized by the First Step Act of 2018 (FSA). The FSA provides that eligible inmates may earn FSA Time Credits towards pre-release custody or early transfer to supervised release for successfully completing an approved Evidence-Based Recidivism Reduction program or Productive Activity that is assigned to the inmate based on the inmate's risk and needs assessment. As required by the FSA, an inmate cannot earn Time Credits if he or she is serving a sentence for a disqualifying offense or has a disqualifying prior conviction. However, these inmates can still earn other benefits, as authorized by the Bureau, for successfully completing recidivism reduction programming.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523    28 CFR 541   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    18 U.S.C. 3568 (repealed November 1, 1987 as to offenses committed on or after that date)    18 U.S.C. 3621 to 3622    18 U.S.C. 3624    18 U.S.C. 3632    18 U.S.C. 3635    18 U.S.C. 4001    18 U.S.C. 4042    18 U.S.C. 4081    18 U.S.C. 4082 (Repealed in part as to conduct occurring on or after November 1, 1987)    18 U.S.C. 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 1984 as to conduct occurring after that date)    18 U.S.C. 5039    28 U.S.C. 509 to 510    18 U.S.C. 3632(d)(4)    Pub. L. 115-391, sec. 101 (the First Step Act)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/25/2020  85 FR 75268   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/25/2021 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  10/18/2021  86 FR 57613   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  11/17/2021 
Final Action  01/00/2022 
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