Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy


June 23, 2009

Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act, theCongressional Black Caucus Community Re-Investment Taskforce is hostinga sentencing symposium, entitled "Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy,25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act."  We would be honored ifyou would attend the sentencing symposium. The event is scheduled totake place on June 24 at 4:45 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center,Orientation Theater South, Washington, D.C.


Prior to the event there is Reception in the Capitol Visitor Center at 4:00 p.m. in HVC 200 for Members, staff, participants and selected guests.

Confirmed participants:

Hon. Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Hon. J. Spencer Letts, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Hon. Reggie B. Walton, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Hon. Nancy Gertner, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Hon. Ann Aiken, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Harley G. Lappin, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Loretta S. Martin, Chief Probation Officer for the Central District of California

A.J. Kramer, Federal Defender for the District of Columbia

David Kirby, Former United States Attorney for the District of Vermont

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice Harvard Law School

It is a dynamic and complex time for the criminal justice system and for sentencing in particular.  America has entered a period of hopefulness with great expectations for change. Your participation will help shape what we believe will be an important review of the Sentencing Reform Act. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Bernard Moore, PhD, Senior Policy Fellow, at (202) 360-7551 or via email at


Danny K. Davis
Member of Congress

Eddie Bernice Johnson
Member of Congress