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.
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 »
February 12, 2014
(Townhall.com) Amy was 8 when her uncle began raping her. He took pictures. Last month the Supreme Court considered what restitution Amy is entitled to collect — not from her uncle, but from a man, Doyle Paroline, who downloaded two of those pictures. The potential answers to that question range from zero to $3.4 million…. Read more »