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Bipartisan Bill to Reform Mandatory Minimums Introduced in U.S. House

October 31st

WASHINGON, DC—Congressmen Raul Labrador (R-ID) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act on Wednesday, which would significantly reform mandatory minimum drug sentencing policies. The bill, which was introduced as S.1410 in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in July, would cut the length of some mandatory minimum drug […]

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Bipartisan Bill to Reform Mandatory Minimums Introduced in U.S. House

October 31st

WASHINGON, DC—Congressmen Raul Labrador (R-ID) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act on Wednesday, which would significantly reform mandatory minimum drug sentencing policies. The bill, which was introduced as S.1410 in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in July, would cut the length of some mandatory minimum drug […]

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Senate Hearing Takes on Mandatory Minimums

September 25th

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on mandatory minimum sentencing last Wednesday as Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and fellow committee member Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sought to create momentum for a reform bill they filed together this spring, the Justice Safety Valve Act (Senate Bill 619). The hearing comes in the face of […]

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Federal Sentencing Break to Include “Pipeline” Cases

September 25th

WASHINGTON, DC — In a speech Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he was expanding the Justice Department’s recently announced policy of not pursuing mandatory minimum drug sentencing to include people whose cases are already in the “pipeline.” Last month, Holder unveiled a major step toward reducing the federal prison population. He said he would direct US Attorneys […]. . . . . READ MORE

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U.S. Senate Hearing to Highlight Conservative Opposition to Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Policies

September 25th

WASHINGTON, DC – Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from four conservative witnesses who have concerns with the continued use of mandatory minimum sentencing, a costly and counterproductive cookie-cutter approach that binds a judge’s ability to apply a meaningful sentence that will address the offense and provide for public safety. According to the […]. . . . . READ MORE

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Federal Sentencing Break to Include “Pipeline” Cases

September 20th

WASHINGTON, DC — In a speech Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he was expanding the Justice Department’s recently announced policy of not pursuing mandatory minimum drug sentencing to include people whose cases are already in the “pipeline.” Last month, Holder unveiled a major step toward reducing the federal prison population. He said he would direct US Attorneys […]

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U.S. Senate Hearing to Highlight Conservative Opposition to Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Policies

September 18th

WASHINGTON, DC – Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from four conservative witnesses who have concerns with the continued use of mandatory minimum sentencing, a costly and counterproductive cookie-cutter approach that binds a judge’s ability to apply a meaningful sentence that will address the offense and provide for public safety. According to the […]

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Is There a Perfect Storm for Federal Sentencing Reform?

August 15th

WASHINGTON, DC — After decades of ever-increasing resort to mass incarceration in the United States, we seem to be reaching the end of the line. Driven in large part by economic necessity, state prison populations have, in the past three years, begun to decline slightly. The federal prison system, however, continues to grow, but now, […]

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Welcome AG Eric Holder’s Sentencing Reform

August 12th

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech today to the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in which he outlined a new sentencing and enforcement strategy as America enters the fifth decade of the so-called “War on Drugs.” Medical marijuana advocates are cautiously optimistic that the announcement will bring […]

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As Pressure Mounts, AG Eric Holder Acts on Sentencing Reform

August 12th

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday a comprehensive federal sentencing reform package with a strong emphasis on drug sentencing. He said he will direct US Attorneys that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders not tied to gangs or major trafficking organizations should not be charged in ways that trigger lengthy mandatory minimum […]

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