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Paul Ryan Still Pushing for Jail Sentencing Rollback Bill

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan re-affirmed his support for pending legislation that would slash sentences for many federal criminal inmates, saying he wants to get the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk before the next congressional session begins in 2017.

The Six Worst Aspects of the GOP’s Prison Break Legislation

A bipartisan elite is trying to revive the stalled ‘sentencing reform’ legislation to release many more convicts back onto Americans’ neighborhoods, amid an existing crime wave. The unpopular legislation is being pushed in the GOP’s 2016 platform by President Obama, by business groups trying to curb white-collar prosecutions, and by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said this month “that’s something we’re working on for September.”

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Tom Cotton: ‘The Criminal-Leniency Bill in The Senate Is Dead’

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) that promised to slash sentences for federal prisoners, from which drug traffickers would largely benefit, has died in the Senate, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said Thursday. The Senate bill would “would drastically reduce mandatory minimum sentences for all drug traffickers, even those who are armed and traffic in dangerous drugs like heroin,” as chief opponent Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions warned.

REGNERY: Why Are Liberals Anxious to Free Violent Criminals From Prison?

Why, you might ask, are these liberals so anxious to turn violent criminals free? What is to be gained, you might wonder, by having these felons – many of whom will again be trafficking in drugs and committing violent crimes in the process – wandering around our cities, contributing to the heroin epidemic, and leaving thousands of victims in their wake?

Bill Bennett Slams Sentencing Reform Bill’s Early Release of Drug Traffickers: ‘Drug Dealing Is Inseparable from Violent Victimization’

BENNETT: The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act now before Congress is based on a lie — that drug dealing is not a violent crime. Americans have been told this lie for years even as we witness the violence and death caused by drug dealers in our communities. Now, this lie is propelling legislation through Congress that will destroy more lives.

Sri Lankan authorities say Colombo is being used as a transit centre for heroin shipments

Sentencing Reform: A Deal For The Criminals — But What About Their Victims?

Members of Congress are upset that we have too many criminals in federal prison. Prisons cost the taxpayers too much, they claim, and incarceration disrupts the criminals’ family lives. They decry the unfair mass incarceration of “low level” offenders, and tell us that the system is racist because a disproportionate number of minorities are in prison. Let them out, they claim, and try to “rehabilitate” them while they roam the streets once again.

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Andy McCarthy on Conservative, Libertarian Backers of Sentencing Reform: ‘They’re Open to Almost Anything That Cuts Out the Federal Role in Law Enforcement’

During his Monday morning appearance on Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review senior fellow Andy McCarthy described the sentencing reform bill that could slash mandatory minimum sentences as the product of an unhealthy political alliance — “the worst combination of bad elements coming together.”

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