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It’s time to vote on revised sentencing reform and corrections act
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It’s time to vote on revised sentencing reform and corrections act

Adam Brandon and Todd A. Cox discuss why the revised Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act is an important step in the right direction.

Authors

  • Adam Brandon
  • Todd A. Cox

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) was introduced in the Senate with considerable fanfare last October. But seven months later, it still hasn’t come to the Senate floor for a vote.

Instead, for the past few months, key stakeholders and members of Congress have been discussing and negotiating revisions to this legislation—and for good reason. As much as advocates would like to see the much-needed criminal justice reforms incorporated in the SRCA passed sooner rather than later, it’s just as important to continue to build upon the unprecedented bipartisan support for this reform and ensure passage.

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Authors

Adam Brandon

Todd A. Cox

Director, Criminal Justice Policy