On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that “a Federal Bureau of Prisons policy excluding murderers, rapists and others with violent crimes on their record from an early-release program is invalid because authorities have failed to explain why those inmates are ineligible.”
The L.A. Times reported that the 9th Circuit panel didn’t say the bureau “couldn’t make such exclusions, just that the bureau hadn’t adequately explained its rationale for doing so.”
Under the federal Administrative Procedures Act, “government agencies are required to justify their rules and procedures, then offer the public an opportunity to comment or make proposals.”