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Default Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act / Passed despite Sessions objections

Here is a PDF of The Sentencing Project's letter of support for the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act being considered later this month:

http://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-...t-for-SRCA.pdf

What can you do to help? Call, write & email your senators in support of

lowering mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, and for those lower sentences to be applied retroactively for those already incarcerated in Federal prison.

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Legislation to reduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders advanced in the Senate Thursday despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly urging the committee to vote it down.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...ons-objections

Sessions said the bill “would reduce sentences” for a “highly dangerous cohort of criminals,” and that passing it “would be a grave error.”
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Sessions sounds like John Ashcroft the second. The problem is if the bill does happen to pass, Pres. Trump agrees with him.
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Default Vote for sentencing reform passes with huge bipartisan support 16-5

Now let’s hope Mitch McConnell brings it to a vote and doesn’t kill it like he did last time!
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It will be interesting to see if Trump signs it, if it does pass.

On one hand, he may not want to appear "soft on crime" so he may veto it.

On the other hand, he does seem to enjoy making a spectacle out of signing any bill Congress does send to his desk, so maybe he'll play along.
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I understand reducing mandatory sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders, but what about changing the system for some of the white collar criminals that are in these prisons taking up space, costing millions of federal dollars, many with no chance of recidivism, and would be much better off being forced to work in public service as opposed to costing tax payers money by sitting in prison.

Many, not all, of these guys could make a much bigger difference being out of prison and learning from their mistakes than sitting there on their rumps doing nothing other than going to classes, eating, exercising, and watching tv all day.
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It will be interesting to see if Trump signs it, if it does pass.

On one hand, he may not want to appear "soft on crime" so he may veto it.

On the other hand, he does seem to enjoy making a spectacle out of signing any bill Congress does send to his desk, so maybe he'll play along.
I have a terrible feeling that, if anything is going to get done for our LOs (and us), it's going to take a different administration (and congress). Midterms are 10 months away, folks!!
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I have a terrible feeling that, if anything is going to get done for our LOs (and us), it's going to take a different administration (and congress). Midterms are 10 months away, folks!!
Dems have a great chance to take over the House in the Fall but still an uphill battle in the Senate!
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