Criminal Justice Bill Could Keep Kids Out of Solitary and Reunite Families


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Criminal Justice Bill Could Keep Kids Out of Solitary and Reunite Families

Posted: 10/02/2015 9:45 am EDT Updated: 10/02/2015 9:59 am EDT

Weldon Angelos is a young father who wouldn’t have been able to be in his two children’s lives until he was 80 and his children were old and grey themselves. Angelos made mistakes and sold some marijuana. Because he also happened to have a gun in his possession, he got a 55 year mandatory minimum sentence. At a Senate press conference this week, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah stood alongside six of his Senate colleagues to roll out a historic criminal justice reform bill. Senator Lee, who worked on this 2004 case, reported that the judge knew it was an unjust sentence, but lamented that he couldn’t do anything about it…only Congress could.

And today, Congress is. The Senate Judiciary Committee started rolling that ball toward a fairer criminal justice system. … Please, read more from this wealth here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-dolan/post_10243_b_8229006.html thank you!

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