CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON TO CO-HOST CBC SYMPOSIUM ON FEDERAL SENTENCING POLICY
“Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy: 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act” will feature Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and many others
Washington, DC – (June 23, 2009) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Danny Davis will co-host a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) symposium, “Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy: 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act,” on Wednesday. Congresswoman Johnson will also give opening remarks at the symposium. The symposium will feature remarks from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as Craig Watkins, Dallas County’s District Attorney.
District Attorney Watkins has led efforts in Dallas to exonerate people who have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. He will speak about overturning wrongful convictions and about diversion and alternative sentencing programs.
Congresswoman Johnson and Congressman Danny Davis co-chair the CBC’s Community Reinvestment Taskforce
What: CBC Symposium: “Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy: 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act”
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Time: 4:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: U.S. Capitol Visitors Center Orientation Theater South, Washington, DC