New Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bills Are Introduced in Congress:  In October 2015 two new bipartisan sentencing bills were introduced, The Sentencing Reform Act, in the House, and The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, in the Senate.

These bills add to the existing sentencing reform legislation proposed through the Smarter Sentencing Act and the Justice Safety Valve Act, which were both reintroduced in February 2015, as well as the SAFE Justice Act, introduced in the House in June 2015.

For a summary of all sentencing reform bills currently pending in Congress see this Chart Summarizing Sentencing Reform Bills (Introduced 2015). Additional summaries, fact sheets, and the full text of these bills are available at famm.org.