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.
July 18, 2014
Today in Washington, DC, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted in favor of making new federal drug guideline sentence reductions retroactive – with no limitations! In other words, we did it! We got full retroactivity of the drug guideline amendment! Because of your help, 46,000 federal drug offenders sentenced before November 1, 2014, will now be… Read more »
June 23, 2014
Have you written to the U.S. Sentencing Commission yet to tell them to lower drug sentences for federal prisoners? There’s still time! We have two weeks left to inundate the Commission with letters and emails urging them to “make Amendment #3 retroactive, without limitations!” Amendment #3 would give 51,000 federal drug prisoners a chance to… Read more »
June 2, 2014
We’re getting closer to sentencing reform in the U.S. Senate! Senator Harry Reid, the Senate leader, recently announced that he wants to bring the Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410) up for a vote in the U.S. Senate this summer. So far, 24 U.S. Senators have co-sponsored the bill – but we need more! We need… Read more »