The Senate will vote at 12:00 p.m. EST TODAY on whether to
include the National Criminal Justice Commission (which was proposed in S. 306 by Senator Jim Webb of Virginia) as part of the criminal
justice spending (appropriations) bill. With more than 2.3 million behind bars, we can’t afford not to have this Commission.
FAMM believes that any study of the criminal justice system must include a review and repudiation of mandatory minimum sentences. That is why FAMM supports the creation of a National Criminal Justice Commission.
The National Criminal Justice Commission Act amendment is Amendment Number 750 to H.R. 2112. The provision would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to review the criminal justice system and recommend consensus-based reform. The proposed commission would review the criminal justice system, identify programs and policies that promote public safety, and urge reform of policies and practices that aren’t working.