Senator Grassley Introduces the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act—Again

October 17, 2017

In addition to the legislation discussed below, On October 5, 2017 Senator Grassley has introduced S.1917 – The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017. Similar—but not identical— to the bill that died in the Senate in 2015, this bill would give the judge the discretion in a 10-year mandatory minimum drug case to drop the mandatory minimum to 5 years if the defendant has no drug or violent priors, did not use violence in the crime of conviction, was not a leader or organizer of the offense and admitted the crime to the government. Cooperation for this benefit is NOT required. In addition, it establishes recidivism reduction programs to facilitate successful reentry. For a synopsis of the complete bill, please click here. In obtaining assistance in investigating or researching a potential federal sentence reduction or for more information call National & Sentencing Consultants at 615-696-6153 or email us at