Measure Aims to Curb Recidivism, Reduce Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences
May 06, 2016Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has cosponsored a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targeting violent criminals, and granting judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes. The package also seeks to curb recidivism by helping prisoners successfully re-enter society. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act was first introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).