S.2146: Second Look Act of 2019


The Second Look Act (S. 2146) would create a sentence review procedure for people serving sentences longer than ten years in federal prison. The review process, overseen by a federal judge, must find that the person is not a danger to the safety of any person or the community; they demonstrate readiness for reentry, and the interests of justice warrant a sentence modification. Other factors that federal judges are required to consider the age of the defendant at the time of the offense, a report from the Bureau of Prisons, and a report on the physical, mental, or psychiatric examination of the defendant.

H.R. 3795 is the House companion bill introduced by Rep. Karen Bass


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Bill Number


Date Introduced

July 17, 2019


Senate Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled