Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to commute the sentences of 95 prisoners:

Congressman Sensenbrenner:
 “For the second time this year, President Obama has bypassed Congress and commuted the prison sentences of a select few select inmates. While I agree that steps must be taken to address our ballooning prison population, isolated gestures will not solve the massive problems within our federal prison system. The country needs serious, bipartisan reform, passed by Congress, which will extend beyond a few lucky prisoners. As we look forward to the New Year, I’m optimistic that this pressing issue will be addressed with the urgency and thoughtfulness it requires.”