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Congress: Pass the Justice Safety Valve Act

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Congress: Pass the Justice Safety Valve Act

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Given that the Justice Safety Valve Act has bipartisan support in both houses of Congress, we urge all members of Congress to support it so as to reduce unjust mandatory minimum prison sentences.
There are currently 418 signatures. NEW goal - We need 500 signatures!

Petition Background

Why it is important is explained at http://www.laprogressive.com/mandatory-minimum-sentencing/. The bill is designed “to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.” If enacted, it would allow judges more discretion in sentencing below the mandatory minimum for many federal crimes if they are convinced that doing so would not endanger public safety. Not only would it save lives and money from being wasted, it would also demonstrate to politicians and average citizens in this time of ideological rigidity that Congress still can, at least occasionally, come together to work for the common good.

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