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)

 

Media:

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)