Sunday, March 29, 2009

Virginia Senator Pushes For Prison Reform : NPR

Virginia Senator Pushes For Prison Reform : NPRAll Things Considered, March 29, 2009:

Sen. Jim Webb introduced legislation last week establishing a blue-ribbon commission to retool the nation's prison system. The Virginia Democrat talks to host Jacki Lyden about the bill and why he feels the criminal justice system has to change.
Excellent interview.

Sen. Webb has a webpage devoted to the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. It includes fact sheets, news stories, hearings, and other material.

The bill is S. 714, introduced Friday, March 26. The text isn't yet on Thomas, but it is on the website above.

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