By Demond A. Jackson
Today the Senate in a Bi-partisan effort proposed “The Sentencing Reform and Corrections ACT 2015”, this bill is the one we’ve all been waiting for, basically no one in congress wanted to be out shined when it came to acting on justice reform this year. Therefore what has happen is; republican and democrats bills prior to SRACA, such as the SAFE ACT, SMART ACT and FAIR SENTENCING ACT have all been consolidated with minor tweaks and twerks to make up the SRACA. This way both parties are acknowledge for correcting the federal injustices in sentence vs. one party over the other. This bill will pass and will help thousands of federal inmates receive lower sentences. Reason being is Obama has visited prisons this year and as clearly expressed his position that our system needs to be overhaul, the nail in the coffin was house speaker Boehner’s resignation and the Popes visit to a Philadelphia prison and his speech about redemption and second chances. The republican our religious advocates and to ignore the Pope, his compassion and consideration for America’s incarcerated would make the republican party appear as hypocrites. Simply put the Pope has visited a correctional facility to speak to the American incarcerated, while majority of our congressman have not. Yet they are legislating laws that confine the people. What would Jesus say about that? If I was a betting man he would tell every congressman with a seat on the day they would vote a crime into law “He who be without sin cast the first stone.” To all of you who have a love one who has been unjustly sentence, you can rest a little bit easier now because hope is on the way. My prediction is congress will try and pass this bill before the end of the year and hopefully the bill will kick in on January 1, 2016. Stay tune Love you all Smile!!! A change is finally coming… but the fight is not over.