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December 20, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Sentencing Reform

Opponents of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA, S.2123) have begun to fight back against the massive coalition supporting reform. Your voice is needed now more than ever to drown out the naysayers who would rather lock people away for life than allow for rehabilitation and restoration of individuals and communities unjustly devastated by mandatory minimum sentences. SRCA does five things that will help alleviate the mass incarceration crisis:

1. Reduces mandatory minimums for non-violent drug crimes

2. Increases judicial discretion to sentence below mandatory minimum guidelines

3. Provides additional diversion options such as drug, mental health, and veteran courts to avoid prison sentences

4. Boosts opportunities for people in prison to earn time off for completing skills programming and drug treatment

5. Improves accuracy of federal criminal record keeping used by employers as a screening tool.

ACT NOW AND TELL YOUR SENATORS YOU SUPPORT THIS ACT!!

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