“At a recent Washington Post live forum on juvenile justice, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said he may not run for re-election in 2020 if Congress can’t rally together enough to pass common-sense reforms on issues like criminal justice. Tillis was joined at the event by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) to raise a united front for smarter sentencing. His comments highlight the vital importance of the battle now being fought for the future of America’s criminal justice system.
“Despite the political turbulence of the past year, criminal justice reform is proving to be too important to be squelched by partisan squabbling. No matter where you sit, it’s easy to agree that sentences should be proportionate to the crime, and lowering crime rates through prisoner rehabilitation is good for society.”