1,100 Clergy, Religious Leaders Call For Sentencing Reform In Federal Drug Cases
WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—June 3, 2014. More than 1,100 faith leaders urged the U.S. Congress today to support a bipartisan sentencing reform bill to reduce mandatory-minimum sentences for federal drug offenses. The Smarter Sentencing Act (S 1410/HR 3382) passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January and is poised for a vote by the Senate. The legislation would alleviate dangerous prison overcrowding and racial disparity in incarceration...
Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners
Jim Winkler, president, National Council of Churches, USA