It’s About Time that we finally pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
Everyone makes mistakes, bad decisions and choices in life. For low-level prisoners in the federal prison system, there is no pathway to redemption. The law proposed in bill S. 1917: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act will help change that.
Most people are under the assumption that prison offers inmates time off for good behavior, especially for those that work hard towards rehabilitation. While this is true with many, if not all, state prisons, it is not true with federal prison. There is no reward or incentive for rehabilitation. There is no parole in the federal prison system, unlike the state prison system.
The S. 1917: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act that was just recently passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee offers federal prisoners motivational programs for rehabilitation to re-enter society.
WHAT THE BILL DOES:
-Credits for working, and or going to school
-Reduces taxpayer cost, helps reduce the countries deficit
-Enhances penalties on crimes of violence, opioids, illegal gun, and guns involved in drug transactions, domestic violence and other crimes and of a violent nature.
WHAT THE BILL DOES NOT DO:
-DOES NOT let violent offenders out early
-DOES NOT let out child molesters or those targeting our children
-IT IS NOT a get out of jail free card
In short it rewards those who recognize the error of their ways and are eager to correct it, and are making positive changes to become productive, valuable members of society.
Please support this common-sense, bipartisan bill. It has 22 Senators who have co-sponsored it. It has wide spread support across both sides of the aisle.
Twenty-two co-sponsors (12D, 10R)
Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Booker, Cory [D-NJ] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Flake, Jeff [R-AZ] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Leahy, Patrick [D-VT] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Lee, Mike [R-UT] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Scott, Tim [R-SC] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (joined Oct 4, 2017)
Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (joined Nov 8, 2017)
Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (joined Feb 6, 2018)
Crapo, Michael [R-ID] (joined Feb 6, 2018)
Burr, Richard [R-NC] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Casey, Robert “Bob” [D-PA] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Coons, Chris [D-DE] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Peters, Gary [D-MI] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (joined Feb 7, 2018)
Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (joined Feb 14, 2018)
Young, Todd [R-IN] (joined Feb 14, 2018)
Harris, Kamala [D-CA] (joined Feb 15, 2018)
This bill, in some shape, form or fashion, has been floated around for close to 20 years.
#itsabouttime Mitch McConnell brings it up for a vote.