Smarter Sentencing Act in Committee Right Now!!!

Update: It has passed the committee!

The Smarter Sentencing Act, which makes significant though still partial reforms to mandatory minimum sentencing, is in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee right now. Our Twitter page has retweets from some of our friends in sentencing reform who are in attendance.

I'll do more retweeting as I'm able, but also recommend checking out the other Twitter accounts in the meanwhile. We'll publish something about the proceedings later in the day -- hopefully and very possibly with good news!

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Life in prison for a minor for drugs??

Richard Wershe Jr is serving a LIFE sentence for one *non-violent* drug charge he received as a minor (17 years old) back in May of 1987. Three years prior Rick was recruited by Federal agents and Detroit police as a teenage undercover informant in Detroit's dangerous drug underworld. Rick's release is long overdue!! http://www.thefix.com/content/story-white-boy-rick-richard-wershe-detroit-corruption70041?page=all http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6448/steve_fishman_parole_board_lacks_guts_to_free_white_boy_rick#.UkjCD8c0_Mg http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20131211/white-boy-rick-organizes-holiday-food-drive-from-prison http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/7589/from_243_miles_away_white_boy_rick_will_hold_a_holiday_fundraiser_for_the_needy#.UrIXVWYo7IV http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20130713/lake-orion-polices-tactic-of-using-child-informant-brings-back-memories-of-white-boy-rick-case?viewmode=fullstory https://www.facebook.com/freewhiteboyrickwershehttp://www.change.org/petitions/free-white-boy-rick-wershehttp://freerickwershe.com/Home_Page.htmlhttps://twitter.com/freerickwershe

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