1. Update
  2. Criminal Justice

Invitation: Conference Call on Incarceration with the White House

By Amelia Kegan, February 5, 2016


Time is running out for sentencing reform. As election season heats up, there are only a few months left to help the people, families, and communities affected by excessive and costly prison sentences.

This month, thousands of people across the country are making a big push for sentencing reform legislation, before Congress heads home to campaign.

This issue is so important — and so urgent — that the White House will be joining the Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition's national conference call on mass incarceration. I'll be co-hosting the call with the coalition.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

On the call, you'll hear why the faith voice is so important right now and on this issue. We'll take your questions and give you ways to get involved.

For the moment, there's a bipartisan consensus that mandatory minimum sentences must change — but it won't last for long. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) needs to move forward soon. I hope you'll join me for this timely call.

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.