America loves to put people behind bars. When will we begin to allow professional reasoning and empirical data to guide our lawmakers?
From PCR Consultants, citing POLITICO:
In a disheartening turn of events Senator Webb (D-Va.), a long-time supporter of criminal justice reform in the United States Senate, had his bill shot down. The bill in question would have established a commission to review and propose changes to the criminal justice system in America. […]
Individual Republican senators said they had come under pressure from local district attorneys and judges in drug courts to oppose [Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)].