The Sentencing Project strongly supports the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021 (RCCA), B24-0416, because several of its features help to scale back extreme prison sentences, which are infused with racial bias and are counterproductive to public. Specifically, we commend:
- The elimination of all mandatory minimum sentences
- Lowering maximum sentences to 45 years
- Allowing judicial sentencing reconsideration after 15 years of imprisonment
The Sentencing Project’s Senior Research Analyst, Nazgol Ghandnoosh, testified in support of the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021 before the the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety.