Pass Sentencing Reform
The New York Times
February 23, 2016

Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., and president of the African American Mayors Association, along with Gregory Thomas, president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives write a New York Times letter on the need to pass sentencing reform.

“It’s time for Congress to stop dragging its feet and pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (‘Holding Sentencing Reform Hostage,’ editorial, Feb. 7).

“This legislation was developed through thoughtful and deliberate bipartisan compromise, and after all of the effort that has gone into finding this important and rare common ground, it would be foolish to let this chance at significant criminal justice reform go to waste. Our corrections system is in dire need of correcting.”

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