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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?.
Public Comments
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
Jul 29th, 2015
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Jul 19th, 2015
Someone from Killeen, TX writes:
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Christopher Alexander Hunter has been locked away way too long for a crime he committed as a teenager. They want him to spend his whole life in jail and he didn't murder nor rape noone. Since when does car jacking equal 75 years for teens. Something needs to be done!
Jul 19th, 2015
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Someone from Mobile, AL writes:
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This is not right
Jul 19th, 2015
Someone from Mobile, AL signed.
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Jul 16th, 2015
Someone from East Lansing, MI writes:
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I am here to represent for and show support to my cousin Mr. Ian Aza Owens (100+ years for bank robbery, no injuries, no deaths), and those others who have been unfairly sentenced due to the 924c federal statute. This time stacking enhancement is inhumane and was not intended to be applied in the manner in which federal prosecutors have abused it!
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