It was already hot in Washington, D.C., on July 10, but justice advocates turned up the heat on lawmakers. Around 300 demonstrators flocked in from both coasts for the Families for Justice Reform NOW rally, sponsored by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Prison Fellowship®, and others.
In the past, Sessions expressed skepticism of justice reform. He opposed bipartisan support for expanding rehabilitative programs in federal prison.
Crime and incarceration rates are down in the United States.
According to the Department of Justice Bureau of Statistics, the national violent and property crime rate has declined by 14.6 percent in the last five years. During that same time, the U.S.