Wednesday | June 28, 2017

Senator Scott Testifies on Criminal Justice Reform Before House Oversight Committee

"What's the best way to reduce recidivism? To ensure people from all walks of life and from every community have access to opportunity." - Senator Tim Scott

Washington - This morning, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing on "Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism." The purpose of the hearing was to examine programs and legislation aimed at rehabilitating offenders, facilitating a successful transition from prison to community, and reducing recidivism. Scott testified on the first panel with Democratic Senator Cory Booker.

During his testimony, Senator Scott discussed reducing recidivism by ensuring all Americans have access to opportunity and how incarceration affects low-income communities. He also spoke on his efforts to find solutions by partnering with organizations and visiting correctional facilities in South Carolina.

You can view Senator Scott's full testimony here.

Related Issues:  Criminal Justice