H.R.4261 - SAFE Justice Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 11/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4261 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/06/2017)
Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective Justice Act or the SAFE Justice Act
This bill alters various provisions of federal sentencing laws to expand the existing safety valve, expand eligibility for early release, and reduce mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.
The bill also makes several other changes, including the following:
- to limit the application of drug offense mandatory minimums to leaders, organizers, or employees of drug trafficking organizations;
- to establish a post-sentencing risk and needs assessment system for use in federal prison facilities;
- to allow prisoners to earn up to 54 days per year of the sentence imposed (instead of 54 days per year of the sentence actually served); and
- to permit prisoners to earn additional time credits for successful completion of recidivism reduction risk programs.