The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) offers some initial answers to these problems

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  1. Reduces mandatory minimums for non-violent drug crimes.
  2. Increases judicial discretion to sentence below mandatory minimum guidelines.
  3. Provides additional diversion options such as drug, mental health, and veteran courts to avoid prison sentences.
  4. Boosts opportunities for people in prison to earn time off for completing skills programming and drug treatment.
  5. Improves accuracy of federal criminal record keeping used by employers as a screening tool

This legislation makes good strides towards ending the crisis. Act now and Tell your Senator you support this Act!