ACLU Letter to the Senate Supporting S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission

June 17, 2009
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f the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonpartisan organization with more than a half million activists and members and 53 affiliates nationwide, we urge you to co-sponsor S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009, recently introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA). The measure would create a bipartisan commission tasked with examining the nation’s criminal justice system and offering reform recommendations in a number of important areas including sentencing policy, rates of incarceration, law enforcement, crime prevention, substance abuse, mental health treatment, corrections and re-entry.
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