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Cotton Statement on the Revised Version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the revised version of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act:

“Instead of responding to the honest concerns of law-abiding Americans and law enforcement officers, this revised bill only raises more serious questions.  Why does the bill still allow violent criminals out of prison early?  Why does it introduce new leniency for international maritime drug smugglers? Why are juveniles rightly convicted as adults for murder and other heinous crimes still eligible for early release?  Instead of focusing on real consensus reforms that promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism, this bill will instead expose American communities to thousands of drug traffickers and other violent felons.  It is the victims of crime who will bear the costs of this dangerous experiment in criminal leniency and every community’s law enforcement officers who must deal with that cost daily.”

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  1. If you read news reports and analyses of this bill, you will learn that a major part of the recent revisions exclude violent criminals from the reduced sentencing minimums or from eligibility to be resentenced under the new guidelines. As usual, Cotton demonstrates that reading comprehension and telling the truth are not among the skills taught by Harvard Law. Among the revised bill’s 37 sponsors are Charles Grassley, Republican Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and John Cornyn of Texas, Republican Majority whip.

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