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IG: unclear standards for compassionate release

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lacks clear standards on when to grant compassionate release to inmates with terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday. In a study of 206 such requests from 2006 through 2011, the director of federal prisons approved 142 releases and denied 36, the investigator's office found. In 28...

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