What this bill will do…
The bill would revise several sentencing laws, such as reducing the “three strikes” penalty for drug felonies from life behind bars to 25 years and retroactively limiting the disparity in sentencing guidelines between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The latter would affect about 2,000 current federal inmates.
It also overhauls the federal prison system to help inmates earn reduced sentences and lower recidivism rates.
The bill, which does not cover state jails and prisons, would through reductions in sentencing do the equivalent of shaving a collective 53,000 years off the sentences of federal inmates over the next 10 years,”
They managed to do in under 2 years of Trump what they couldn’t do in 8 of Obama. Imagine if Obama spent as much time rallying against the Clinton Crime Bill as he did caping for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid…
Senate overwhelmingly backs overhaul of criminal justice system
Passage of the bill was a bipartisan victory for President Trump and his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, who had pushed for the measure.