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.
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 »
January 30, 2014
(AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday asked lawyers around the country to help some drug prisoners prepare petitions for clemency, a dramatic expansion of President Barack Obama’s action last month commuting the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences. In remarks prepared for a speech to the New York… Read more »
January 16, 2014
(Washington Post) — At a time when partisans in Congress don’t agree on anything, they have found one area where they can: Reforming America’s sprawling and costly prison system. Nearly 30 years after creating mandatory sentences for drug offenses, an unlikely band of lawmakers is moving forward with their plans to fix what they say is… Read more »