Congress Eschews Conventional Wisdom on Criminal Justice Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee seems to have thrown the election-year rulebook out the window.

Conventional Senate wisdom says similar bills should be paired together for the best chance of receiving floor time. But lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decided the country’s criminal justice system needs repair quickly. So to avoid creating an ominously large political target, elected officials are disentangling the massive topic into three separate, and highly overlapping, threads: sentencing reform, mental health and opioid addiction.

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Congress Eschews Conventional Wisdom on Criminal Justice Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee seems to have thrown the election-year rulebook out the window.

Conventional Senate wisdom says similar bills should be paired together for the best chance of receiving floor time. But lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decided the country’s criminal justice system needs repair quickly. So to avoid creating an ominously large political target, elected officials are disentangling the massive topic into three separate, and highly overlapping, threads: sentencing reform, mental health and opioid addiction.

To read the full original article, click here.

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