7th Apr 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee substantially changed its version of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 and sent it to the whole Senate for a vote. Read on for details … more

6th Mar 2014

The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 gives judges discretion to not abide by a mandatory minimum if they believe the mandatory minimum is unjustly high. more

14th Feb 2014

The Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013 would enable inmates to earn more time off their sentences. more

1st Jan 2014

Congress has begun to consider S. 1410 and H.R. 3382. If it finally passes, it will expand the federal “safety valve,” clarify some provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, and decrease the mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses. more