Prison Fellowship applauds the Trump Administration and the U.S. Senate on reaching an agreement on the FIRST STEP Act.
UPDATE: The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Sentencing and Corrections Act of 2015 on October 22 by a vote of 15 to 5. The bill now advances to the full Senate for approval. To contact your Senator to encourage their vote in support of the legislation, click here.
New Criminal Justice Reform Deal Upholds Biblical Values and Prioritizes Restoration of Victims, Communities, and Those Who Committed Crimes
Bipartisan Group of Senators Find Common Ground As Deal on Federal Prison and Sentencing Reform Moves to a More Restorative Model
On January 16, the U. S. Senate passed the FY 2014 Omnibus Bill. By doing so, it established the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections. The non-partisan task force will make recommendations on a host of issues surrounding the criminal justice system, including recidivism rates, rights of both victims and inmates, and cost controls.