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National Criminal Justice Commission Act November 13, 2010

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On Tuesday, November 16, FAMM members will join other national organizations and thousands of people across the country in a national call-in day to two key senators – Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Mitch McConnell.  We’ll ask them to support public safety, make the criminal justice system more fair, and reduce costs to taxpayers by passing S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act.

S. 714 would create a bipartisan commission to review current criminal justice policies and make recommendations for system-wide reform. We believe that any review of the criminal justice system will necessarily include a review (and rejection) of mandatory minimums.

The bill made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in early 2010 and out of the full House of Representatives in late July. Now the full Senate must act. This is our last chance in 2010 to make this commission a reality. We can’t do it without you.

To participate, mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 16. This blog will post contact information for the two key senators as well as talking points on the morning of November 16. Together we can make reform happen. Please join us on November 16!



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