Federal prisons are often overpopulated because the number of people who are charged and sentenced with federal crimes continues to grow. To fight overpopulation of prisons the federal government often offers reduced sentences to convicts who meet certain qualifications. People with extenuating circumstances or those convicted of crimes which now have a lower penalty are good candidates.
To secure early release from federal prison inmates need to consult a legal council who can help them with the process. Providing evidence of the inmate’s good behavior and lack of threat to society can often help make the case. For many inmates, early release can be a second chance at life that they may have lost hope of getting when they were convicted.