Senator Durbin Discusses Landmark Sentencing Reform Legislation

Bill would help relieve overcrowded prisons and curb recidivism

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—October 6, 2015. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a news conference today to discuss a landmark, bipartisan agreement he helped broker in the Senate to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice policy for the first time in a generation.  The bill tackles the mass incarceration that has impacted minority communities across the nation disproportionately and weighed on the nation’s finances.

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, introduced by Durbin and a bipartisan group of Senators, would modernize federal drug . . .

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