Citizens United to Change and Repeal 924(c) "Stacking Statute"

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Congressman Bobby Scott has submitted Criminal Justice Reform Bill H.R. 1254, ?The Recidivism Clarification Act of 2015?. This bill would save taxpayers roughly $6 Billion dollars by reducing the time in prison for approximately 3,000 inmates who were sentenced to excessive time. Supporting this bill will restore lives, families and give those inmates a chance to be contributing productive citizens.

This bill would address the excessive, severe, and irrational mandatory consecutive penalties that are added onto exiting mandatory minimums, a practice commonly known as ?stacking?. The current ?stacking statute? has led to grossly disproportionate, irrational, and excessive sentences that often do not fit the crime charged and way above the recommended sentencing guidelines which were substantially less. This bill further clarifies that sentences can only be ?stacked? when the defendant is a ?true recidivist? ? meaning the defendant had a prior qualifying predicated conviction that had already been final.

We, Citizens United to Change and Repeal 924(c) ?Stacking Statute? strongly believe these relatively few inmates deserve to be re-evaluated and permitted to petition for relief for excessive sentences. The families of these men and women are hopeful that you, Congress, are truly sincere about wanting criminal justice reform that would facilitate ?Liberty and Justice for All?. Please recommend Bill H.R. 1254 be brought to the floor for a vote?..then APPROVE THIS BILL!

Let?s Get It Done?.
Public Comments
May 17th, 2016
Someone from Louisville, KY signed.
May 16th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
May 13th, 2016
Someone from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Apr 22nd, 2016
Someone from Abilene, TX writes:
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Please change this. There are too many people serving too long of sentences due to this.
Apr 12th, 2016
Someone from North Hollywood, CA signed.
Apr 1st, 2016
Someone from Cranston, RI signed.
Mar 17th, 2016
Someone from Grand Prairie, TX signed.
Mar 16th, 2016
Someone from Ashland, KY writes:
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Too many people in the United States are serving unrealistic sentences for the crime committed. We also can't forget that not only does this punish the person (which is the intent of jailing someone) but their family, especially the children, as well. We should not be throwing people behind bars for anything and everything we deem as "wrong". We cannot ruin families for menial purposes.
Mar 15th, 2016
Someone from Albuquerque, NM signed.
Mar 12th, 2016
Someone from Hobe Sound, FL writes:
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My nephew Michael was a first time offender who was sentenced to over 182 years for a crime where no one was injured and no shots were fired. He has been incarcerated since 2008 when he was 19 years old. There are plenty more people who have been sentenced according to these draconian laws and this is unjust.
Mar 9th, 2016
Someone from Pineville, LA signed.
Feb 2nd, 2016
Someone from Lake Elsinore, CA signed.
Jan 26th, 2016
Someone from Arlington, TX writes:
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My brother is a 1st. Time offender. He has 88yrs. Never been married or children. He was 24yrs old. Did not injure anyone. Please help he made a mistake! But does he have to pay with his life.
Jan 24th, 2016
Someone from Greenwood, LA signed.
Jan 14th, 2016
Someone from New Orleans, LA signed.
Jan 12th, 2016
Someone from Suffolk, VA signed.
Jan 12th, 2016
Someone from Portsmouth, VA signed.
Jan 12th, 2016
Someone from Portsmouth, VA signed.
Dec 28th, 2015
Someone from Hollywood, FL signed.
Dec 8th, 2015
Someone from Newnan, GA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2015
Someone from San Diego, CA writes:
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Wayne N. Morris is also a vet with many years of great service to our country in the Navy. Was an outstanding citizen with no prior record. Sentencing is way too long for first time offender. Wayne would immediately become a contributing and productive part of society if given the chance.
Nov 29th, 2015
Someone from Saint Augustine, FL writes:
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Wayne Neville Morris sentenced to over 40 years with no priors, a modeled citizened who has helped many inmates obtain their GED's and reform while in the prison. A vegetarian, he has helped changed the food regulation in the federal prison for vegetarian's. He's been in prison since 1999 and he is apart of the few men and women who should have their cases reviewed and allowed to be released with time serve.
Nov 19th, 2015
Someone from Adams, TN writes:
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Wayne N. Morris sentenced to over 40 years with no priors. I was 12 at the time and I'm 30 now I'd like my kids to know their grandpa outside of prison walls.
Nov 17th, 2015
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV writes:
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I think that the prisons are over populated as it is
Nov 14th, 2015
Someone from Dickson, TN signed.
Nov 5th, 2015
Someone from Dumfries, VA signed.
Nov 5th, 2015
Someone from Springfield, MO signed.
Nov 4th, 2015
Someone from Tampa, FL signed.
Nov 1st, 2015
Someone from Aiken, SC writes:
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I'm emailing concerning Kevin Angelo Robinson-14429171
Oct 26th, 2015
Someone from Marysville, OH signed.
Oct 22nd, 2015
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Oct 15th, 2015
Someone from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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Wallace, Anthony #40349-004 U.S.P Coleman #1 He was sentence 185 years for an crime that was unnecessary.
Oct 15th, 2015
Someone from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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Wallace,Anthony #40349-004 U.S.P Coleman,#1 He's was sentence 185 years "stack".
Oct 14th, 2015
Someone from Fairdealing, MO signed.
Oct 12th, 2015
Someone from Pembroke, NC signed.
Oct 9th, 2015
Someone from Urbandale, IA signed.
Oct 8th, 2015
Someone from Riverside, CA signed.
Oct 7th, 2015
Someone from Dubach, LA signed.
Oct 7th, 2015
Someone from Redlands, CA signed.
Oct 6th, 2015
Someone from Clarksville, TN signed.

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