Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Overhaul Proposal Expected As Soon As Thursday

The proposal will not go as far as some reform advocates may like, the sources say. For instance, the plan would create some tough new mandatory minimum sentences, after pressing from Grassley. It stitches together proposals that would allow inmates to earn credits to leave prison early if they complete educational and treatment programs and pose a relatively low risk to public safety along with language that would give judges some more discretion when sentencing nonviolent offenders.

More:  http://www.npr.org/2015/09/29/444559400/bipartisan-criminal-justice-overhaul-proposal-expected-as-soon-as-Thursday

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