Friday, October 2, 2015

Bipartisan criminal justice bill introduced

“This is truly landmark legislation,” says Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) in announcing bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in the Senate. Senators from both parties herald a legislative achievement that would eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences, restrict solitary confinement for juveniles and give judges more discretion in some drug cases if enacted into law. The New York Times Related: Behind the scenes, after a year of debate, the breakthrough that got Grassley on board. National Journal More: How will the bill play in the House, which is having its own battle over justice reforms? Los Angeles Times Finally: a breakdown of the bill. Senate Judiciary Committee

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