Post Date: December 20, 2013
2013 was a breakthrough year for federal sentencing reform. We saw bipartisan sentencing reform bills introduced in both Houses of the U.S. Congress. We saw new Republican and Democratic Senators and Representatives join the fight for better sentencing policies. We saw new advocates, faith groups, prosecutors, conservatives, labor unions, and law enforcement groups add their voices to a growing demand for a smarter, fairer justice system.
And it isn’t over yet — the 113th Congress lasts until December 2014, which means we have another year to work together to pass federal mandatory minimum sentencing reforms that will save money, keep the public safe, and ensure that the punishment fits the crime and the offender.
Read our 2013 Year in Review: Federal Sentencing Reform to learn about where we’ve been in 2013, and where we’re going in 2014.