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An inmate stands by his cell door. (Photo by Danny Johnston/AP)

DOJ to release 6,000 prisoners

The Justice Department will grant early releases to about 6,000 federal inmates within weeks, the federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Tuesday.The inmates, all drug offenders, will be freed between October 30 and November 2, BOP spokesman Ed Ross confirmed to NBC News.The release, which had been expected for months, is a result of the U.S....

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