Cornyn’s PREA Penalty Amendment: What’s Five Percent of Zero?
Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee member John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced an amendment to a bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act. Which would be relatively unremarkable, except that the amendment deals a huge blow to a totally separate federal law.
Senate Committee Moves on Homeless Youth, Offender Reentry and PREA Before Recess
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on homeless youth, offender reentry and prisoner safety today, setting both bills up for consideration on the floor when Congress returns from recess after the November elections.
It’s Your Turn Governors: Implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act
By Liz Ryan In a statement issued by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy this week, he called the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) a “watershed piece of legislation” because “the punishment of incarceration does not, and cannot, include a sentence of rape.