U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill

Post Date: November 18, 2013

Rob Portman

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

As federal prison and detention costs continue to skyrocket, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are pushing legislation that would help lower costs and reduce recidivism.  The Senators recently introduced the Recidivism Reduction & Public Safety Act of 2013 (S. 1675), which would allow inmates to earn sentence-reduction credit for completing programming aimed at helping them re-enter society – potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending.  The legislation has already been listed on the Judiciary Committee’s markup agenda, in recognition of the important need to address the problem of ever-increasing prison costs. Read more



Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island)