Senator Cory Booker Proposes "Second Look" Legislation to Reform Prison Sentencing

Maria Perez
Jul 18, 2019 - 11:33
Senator Cory Booker Proposes "Second Look" Legislation to Reform Prison Sentencing

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill that would allow incarcerated individuals who have served at least 10 years of their sentence in a federal prison to get a “second look” at their sentence before a judge who will determine if they are eligible for a reduction or to be released.   Booker and US Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Matthew Charles and William Underwood Second Look Act in the Senate on July 17, according to a press release.  

The proposed legislation would ask the government to prove why an older incarcerated individual should remain in...

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