Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act
Human Rights Watch
Feb 8, 2018

“I am writing to share Human Rights Watch’s endorsement of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which has been scheduled for consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee this month. This legislation would create meaningful reforms to federal criminal justice system, aiming to reign in draconian sentencing laws that contravene the imperative under human rights law for proportionate sentencing while also improving prison reentry programming. Passage of S. 1917 would be a key step toward reducing the nation’s federal prison population in favor of improving public safety, providing greater proportionately in sentencing, and reducing excessive costs.”

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