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Short Titles as Introduced

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System Act of 2017
  • National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to reform sentencing laws and correctional institutions, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/04/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
02/15/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/04/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Senate Judiciary10/04/2017 Referred to
02/15/2018 Markup by

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/2017)

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

This bill amends various provisions of law and sets forth new provisions:

  • to reduce mandatory minimum prison terms for certain nonviolent repeat drug offenses;
  • to establish a mandatory sentencing enhancement for a drug offense involving heroin or fentanyl;
  • to broaden the existing safety valve to permit a sentence below the mandatory minimum for certain nonviolent, cooperative drug offenders with a limited criminal history;
  • to create a new safety valve for certain nonviolent, cooperative defendants convicted of a high-level first-time or low-level repeat drug offense;
  • to create new mandatory minimum prison terms, including for interstate domestic violence that results in a victim's death and for providing goods or services to terrorists;
  • to make the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive to permit resentencing of a convicted crack cocaine offender sentenced before August 3, 2010;
  • to require the Bureau of Prisons to expand recidivism reduction programs and productive activities to all eligible prisoners;
  • to lengthen prerelease custody for prisoners who successfully complete such programs;
  • to develop the Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System;
  • to create reentry demonstration projects in judicial districts;
  • to require presentence investigation reports to include certain information such as substance abuse history, military service, and veteran status;
  • to permit a court to reduce a life prison term imposed on a defendant convicted as an adult for an offense committed as a juvenile;
  • to establish a process to seal and expunge certain records of juvenile nonviolent offenses;
  • to prohibit juvenile solitary confinement, except in limited circumstances;
  • to make permanent and modify eligibility for an elderly offender early release pilot program; and
  • to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission.