Prison Reform Bill Will Be Finished After Midterms

If you have been wondering what Congress has been doing lately, it has been working on prison reform which has already passed the House and will soon be taken up in the Senate:

“Criminal justice reform advocates say sentencing reform provisions will be included in legislation unveiled shortly after midterm elections Tuesday, triggering an intense lame-duck struggle over attaching penalty reductions to a White House-backed prison reform bill.

The First Step Act passed the House in a 360-59 vote earlier this year, but without sentencing reforms, at the behest of Republican opponents.

Reform advocates expect rapid legislative action after a pre-election pause, and believe there will be enough votes to pass the expanded legislative package.

Two people close to the process tell the Washington Examiner that a bipartisan group of senators has agreed to attach a set of sentencing reforms to the House-passed bill.

The additions include shortening federal three-strike drug penalties from life in prison to 25 years, reducing two-strike drug penalties from 20 years to 15, allowing a firearm sentencing enhancement to run concurrently with the underlying penalty, and allowing retroactive sentencing for crack cocaine cases judged under tougher historical laws. …”

Jared Kushner wants it.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want it.

The Koch Brothers want it.

Prison reform is the latest example of an issue that has risen to the very top of the Republican legislative agenda. It has been there for most of the year alongside the tax cuts, Obamacare, Russia and Iran sanctions, military spending, Israel’s wish list, banking deregulation and welfare reform. You know, all the issues that voters cared so much about in the last election.

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7 Comments

  1. I fucking HATE neocons running the Republican party. What else are we to do? I can’t imagine voting with the communist Democrats, and we can’t sit by and do nothing! We have no choice but to accelerate by voting Republican. At least we have SOME allies in the Republican party, but NONE in the White hating Democrat party. Even James Mason and David Duke agree the old neocons are on their way out, leaving the Republican party ours for the taking! We just gotta hang in their, utilizing the loses as ammo. We’ve got more to lose under Commie rule. At least under Republican we are organizing, recruiting, collectivism. I see no advantages to doing it any other way.

  2. You’re right deplorabledikki. At least under Republicans the process of destruction is slowed way down.

    Tomorrow, I’m voting against Beto. I don’t care for Cruz. But at least Cruz didn’t campaign for votes among Mexican nationals, some of it on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, like Beto did.

    Democrats are the anti-White, anti-Texan/Southern/Normal America party.

  3. In all honesty, since they’ve privatized portions of the prison system with guaranteed 95% fill rates (courtesy of Clinton and what’s with the guarantee?) I have a hard time with the system, too. As an American, I want a system that is fair, accurate, and doles out actual punishment not 3 squares and certainly not an education. We all know the system is full of corrupt wardens, corrupt guards, and plenty of favors if you have the right connections.

    The whole thing needs to be overhauled. Let’s return to bread & water diets, hard labor, no entertainment, no furthering education, and swift justice. Depending on the crime we should also return to the electric chair, firing squad, the gallows, and the gas chamber. Americans need to stop being so darn soft.

    The criminal laws need to be revamped, too, and all should be voted on by the people!

    Of course reading Eustace Mullins “The Rape of Justice” is a must to fully understand much of the esoteric parts of our judicial system. Why do judges where black? A free PDF is available online:

    https://archive.org/details/EustaceMullins-TheRapeOfJusticeAmericasTribunalsExposed1989/page/n13

    If you don’t feel like reading it now, save a copy while you still can.

  4. @Snowhitey, I somehow don’t think the “reforms” they are planning will look anything like the tougher, leaner system you have outlined above. I do believe they have a so-called “restorative justice” vision in mind— Gotta’ break that school-to-prison pipeline Whitey instituted to keep the Black man down!

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