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Letter in Support of the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act and First Step Implementation Act

May 27, 2021
In a letter of support submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig expressed the importance of advancing the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S.312) and the First Step Implementation Act (S.1014).

In a letter of support submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Amy Fettig expressed the importance of advancing the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act (S.312) and the First Step Implementation Act (S.1014). She highlighted how both bills respond to a wealth of criminological research that illustrates the ineffectiveness of lengthy prison sentences that keep people behind bars long after they have demonstrated full rehabilitation and readiness to successfully reenter society.

To read her full letter, download the PDF below.

 
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