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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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Jul 12th, 2015
Someone from Cincinnati, OH writes:
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I have someone that I have know practically all my life who received 32 years on a first conviction. Prison should have never been meant for a lifetime of regret. Mistakes were made, yes, but the prison system was supposed to be one that allowed prisoners the chance for rehabilitation. By using this law to enforce the enslavement of people whom after so many years have proven their ability to become better citizens and paid their debt to society, they remain trapped under 924 (c) laws that prove nothing more than to exhaust federal and taxpayer money.
Jul 10th, 2015
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Jul 4th, 2015
Someone from Louisville, KY writes:
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I live next to this person for 5 years and 38 years for a first time crime is crazy what would he have gotten for a person's life. ?
Jul 2nd, 2015
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Jun 24th, 2015
Someone from Fort Worth, TX writes:
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So unfare .give them a second change system is unjust.
Jun 24th, 2015
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Jun 23rd, 2015
Someone from Fort Worth, TX writes:
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So unfare .give them a second change system is unjust.
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Jun 20th, 2015
Someone from Brewerton, NY writes:
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The courts waste their time putting low level marijuana people in jail. Funny they get more time then rapists,Paedophiles & repeat drunk drivers. No you all wait until some poor innocent person dies. I've never seen a violent pot SMOKER. Wake up justice system put people in there THAT ACTUALLY DO VIOLENT CRIMES. Not only are you wasting our tax dollars but everyone else's time in the prisons. FREE FRANK RODGERS !!!!!!!!
Jun 19th, 2015
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