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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?.
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Sep 25th, 2015
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Sep 20th, 2015
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Please PASS the bill for 1254/924c
Sep 20th, 2015
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Sep 10th, 2015
Someone from Shreveport, LA writes:
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Our justice system was designed to punish those who are tried and convicted of crimes. Many of the sentences passed down are absolutely excessive. Those who commit murder, and rape, receive far less prison time than life+. CONGRESS IT IS TIME to remove 924(c). Let's stand together and be heard.
Sep 10th, 2015
Someone from Shreveport, LA writes:
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Countless years are wasted behind bars for some Americans and for many, the punishment doesn't fit the crime. I've seen guilty child rapists and muderers get minuscule sentences of less than a decade or so, while prisoners with lesser offenses serve exponentially more. America has the highest population of criminals in prisons. This isn't because Americans are inherently deviant. The law retains prisoners for entirely too long. The entire penal system is flawed but doing away with 924(c) will be a step in the right direction to correct it. Let's do this!
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Sep 9th, 2015
Someone from Ruston, LA writes:
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He never physically hurt anyone. He didn't even lay a hand on anyone. Very little was even taken and he has been given life in prison. He could easily be counseled because he has learned his lesson. Giving him life in prison does not make sense at all. Praying this makes a change.
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Sep 9th, 2015
Someone from Shreveport, LA writes:
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My son is 24 yrs old and been in prison for 3 yrs now. The unjust stacking charge has been in prison for 138 yrs. No one was hurt. This was his first felony. One co defendant is free to walk the streets. The other two have less than five yrs left. Unjust! Murderers and rapists receive much less jail time.
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Sep 8th, 2015
Someone from Elm City, NC writes:
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My son is 24 years old and has been incarcerated in federal custody for almost two years and is looking at 30 years on pleading to two gun charges. My prayer is that these mandatory minimums will be done away with and hope he will not spend 30 years in prison and can get out and have a life and be a productive member of society.
Sep 5th, 2015
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