Legislative Alert: CORRECTIONS Act

On October 19, 2017, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System (CORRECTIONS) Act, S. 1994, which seeks to reduce recidivism rates and reduce crime. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse are the original cosponsors of the legislation and the bill is based on legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 15-2 in 2014.