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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 1st, 2015
Someone from Oblong, IL signed.
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Sep 1st, 2015
Someone from Columbus, GA writes:
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United States justice system is supposed to be fair and impartial and provide equality not cruel and unjust punishment. Alot of people have done things to put themselves in prison. However, there are a lot of men and women who deserve to be free, and to be sentenced fairly. All I am requesting is fair and just punishment from the judicial system.
Sep 1st, 2015
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Aug 30th, 2015
Someone from Morton, PA writes:
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There has got to be another way to punish people with small crimes than to place them in a prison taxpayers have to pay for. Further, what really is the solution by prison. What do they learn other than how to become worse or simply survive. More help attention and resources in our poorer neighborhoods is greatly needed. How else will children avoid growing up in a life of crime if they aren't taught there is another way?
Aug 30th, 2015
Someone from Harrisburg, PA writes:
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Please pass the bill! This bill should have been brought to the attention of United States Congress! This bill will allow young offenders another chance at life, and to make positive changes within their community. United States justice system is supposed to be fair and impartial and provide equality not cruel and unjust punishment. There are a lot of men and women who deserve to be free, and to be treated fairly like human beings should be.
Aug 29th, 2015
Someone from Lithonia, GA signed.
Aug 28th, 2015
Someone from Canon, GA writes:
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924c is cruel and inhumane. We as a society must stop this madness ! To sentence a person to long prison terms shows That we are no better than 3rd world countries. I used to be proud to say l am an American but the way we treat young offenders is appalling and shameful.To comit a crime is wrong and there should be punishment for the offense but to make a human being pay and pay and pay pay pay pay is just wrong ! We treat dogs better. Wake up America ! We don't need human warehouses!
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Someone from Auburn, AL writes:
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ALABAMA STAND UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aug 5th, 2015
Someone from Hyattsville, MD writes:
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Please vote on this bill, it will change so many lives for the better and save so much money. We all deserve a second chance to be better.
Aug 3rd, 2015
Someone from Galway, NY signed.
Aug 2nd, 2015
Someone from Newton, IL writes:
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Our friend has life from a young age and we feel he could be productive in society and should not be in prison for life for his crime. This could save all citizens money of keeping people in jail plus could also let individuals be free to be productive church and public workers once again.
Jul 29th, 2015
Someone from Craigsville, VA writes:
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the stacking 924 is unjustice point blank..there is more people everyday that happen to commit Violence in cases..and ive noticed there is so much wrong within the scentancing the ones get over the stacking issue that it is unfair, thats like ones who get charged with murder,homicide,and so on they are the ones who walk scott free the time they get is not enough for they get out and repeat the offenses that took place the first time.to where a stacking issue gave Mark Woods a 94 year sentacing without drug trafficating..so please explain to me what scence it makes.a man recieves a 94 year scentancing to someome doing a robbery or murder who gets 20years at the most..IN reality changes need to be made and put into place to fix the stacking of the 924..Just saying....i am a concerned citizen
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