Koch Commends Introduction of the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act

September 26, 2019

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Koch Industries commends Senate Judiciary Committee Members Grassley (R-IA), Durbin (D-IL), Tillis (R-NC), Leahy (D-VT), Lee (R-UT), and Booker (D-NJ) for introducing the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019.

“Koch Industries favors comprehensive criminal justice reform. Judges routinely use acquitted conduct sentencing, that is, conduct which a jury has found a defendant not guilty of committing, to increase prison time. This practice clearly violates due process as well as the constitutional right to a jury trial. Moreover, it undermines the credibility of the federal justice system. We are glad to join many other bipartisan organizations in calling on Congress to swiftly end this practice and contribute to the bedrock of a fair and just criminal justice system.”

— Mark Holden, Sr. Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc.