Every year, more than $60 billion is spent incarcerating prisoners. Many of these prisoners are nonviolent offenders who pose no threat to public safety. We believe that responsible repeal of mandatory sentences can greatly reduce the cost of this burden to taxpayers. As a taxpayer, you should know where your tax dollars are going. Take a minute to learn about mandatory minimum sentences, advocate for their repeal, and educate other citizens about this drain on our resources.
November 19, 2014
The elections are over, and here’s what the results mean for … … the rest of 2014: The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410/H.R. 3382) is still the federal reform bill with the best chance of passing, but it will be tough to get the bill up for a vote this year. Congress is only working… Read more »
July 22, 2014
On July 18, 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to make the two-level reduction in drug guidelines retroactive so that prisoners serving drug sentences can apply for a sentence reduction. Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions: 1. A lawyer sent me some information and said he can help me get a sentence… Read more »
July 21, 2014
Yes, once again, the Sentencing Commission is asking the public (that’s you and me) to weigh in on how it should improve the Sentencing Guidelines next year. This is your chance to tell the Commission what you want to see happen. For example, you might want to tell the Commission to fix the Career Offender… Read more »