Safety Valve Resources

S. 619 Talking Points for Advocates

Primer:  The Paul-Leahy Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013, S. 619

H.R. 1695 Talking Points for Advocates

Primer: The Scott-Massie Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013, H.R. 1695

Case Profiles: Real People Benefit from an Expanded Safety Valve

Current Drug Safety Valve: 18 U.S.C. s. 3553(f)

Expanded Safety Valve Criteria:  18 U.S.C. s. 3553(a)

Chart: Complete list of federal mandatory minimum statutes

Chart: Mandatory minimum drug sentences, 21 USC § 841

Chart:  Mandatory minimum drug sentences: Continuing criminal enterprise (CCE), 21 USC § 848

Chart: Mandatory minimum gun sentences: Use or carrying a gun, 18 USC § 924(c)

Chart: Mandatory minimum gun sentences: Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 USC § 924(e)

Safety Valves in the States:  Turning Off the Spigot: How Sentencing Safety Valves Can Help States Protect Public Safety and Save Money (March 2013)



George Will, conservative columnist, Washington Post, Leahy and Paul Plan on Mandatory Sentencing Makes Sense (June 5, 2013)

David Keene, former NRA president, National Review:  Prison-sentence Reform (May 24, 2013)

Galen Carey, National Association of Evangelicals, The Hill: Bipartisan Bill Would Ease Prison Overcrowding (Apr. 29, 2013)

Grover Norquist & Julie Stewart, The Hill: Paul-Leahy Safety Valve will Ensure Time Fits the Crime (Mar. 20, 2013)

Craig DeRoche, Justice Fellowship, Red State:  Stand with Rand: Principles Above Partisanship (Mar. 26, 2013)

Julie Stewart, FAMM president, Huffington Post, New House Bill Should Be Priority for Attorney General (Apr. 24, 2013)