Lee to Deliver Criminal Justice Reform Speech

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Senator Mike Lee will deliver a speech on the need to reform the criminal justice system at the Heritage Foundation. 

Senator Lee is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, which is designed to recalibrate prison sentences for certain drug offenders, target violent criminals, and grant judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes.

"Since my time as a federal prosecutor, I have been concerned that federal sentencing laws too often require punishments that just don't fit the crime. These laws require many nonviolent offenders to spend years in prison, often with few opportunities for meaningful reform,” Lee said.

Live stream of the event will be available here.