Tell your senators: support the sentencing reform and corrections act

It's Time for Real Criminal Justice Reform

Recently, we’ve had to face one of our biggest failings as a nation – our broken criminal justice system. Now it’s time to act.

Right now the Senate is deciding whether to vote on a bill called the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act – the most significant criminal justice reform legislation to be considered by Congress in the last five years. It will essentially retroactively reduce overly harsh drug sentences.

What would it mean if we pass this bill? We would finally roll back some deeply damaging and discriminatory policies that started as part of the War on Drugs. This includes retroactively reducing some overly harsh mandatory minimums and the number of people subjected to them – critical measures to fix our bloated prison system and issue sentences that actually fit the crimes.

Mass incarceration is an utter failure as public policy. It has a devastating impact on those who become ensnared in the system. It disproportionately harms poor communities of color. It is unnecessarily extreme and it fails to produce a proportional increase in public safety.

Take action now: Tell your senators to support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

 

56,169 Signed 70,000 Needed
 

Senators:

Make 2016 the year of real criminal justice reform.

Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act - the most significant criminal justice reform legislation to be considered by Congress in the last five years.

Please fill out all of the fields below:

By completing this form, I agree to receive occasional emails per the terms of the ACLU's privacy policy.

Already an ACLU Action supporter? Enter your email address and click sign!

Recent Signers

6 days agoAndre W. from Arizona
13 days agoLorraine M. from Illinois
23 days agoshawna e. from Oregon
31 days agoNancy B. from Tennessee
35 days agoEzequiel P. from California