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Sen. Paul Statement Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform

Aug 12, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul today released the following statement in anticipation of Attorney General Eric Holder's speech regarding reforms to federal drug sentencing policies.

"I am encouraged that the President and Attorney General agree with me that mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders promote injustice and do not serve public safety. I look forward to working with them to advance my bipartisan legislation, the Justice Safety Valve Act, to permanently restore justice and preserve judicial discretion in federal cases. I introduced this legislation in March with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy as a legislative fix to the very problem Attorney General Holder discussed today.

"The Administration's involvement in this bipartisan issue is a welcome development. Now the hard work begins to change the law to permanently address this injustice

 

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