The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections and Members of Congress have released the Task Force’s recommendations for improving the federal corrections system.
The Colson Task Force was established by Congressional mandate in 2014 as a nine‐person, bipartisan, blue ribbon panel charged with developing practical, data-driven recommendations to enhance public safety by creating a more just and efficient federal corrections system. Informed by over a year of fact-finding, rigorous data analysis, and discussions with key experts and stakeholders, the independent Task Force’s recommendations to the US Congress, the President, and the Attorney General provided a blueprint for reforms to the federal corrections system that are sensible, cost-effective strategies to reduce crime and restore lives.
Click here to read the full report.
the colson task force members:
- J.C. Watts, Jr., Chair
J.C. Watts Companies
Congressman (R-OK) (1995–2003)
- Alan B. Mollohan, Vice-Chair
- Craig DeRoche
Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Prison Fellowship
Member, Michigan House of Representatives (R-38th District) (2003–2008); Speaker (2005–2006)
- Laurie O. Robinson
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice (1993–2000; 2009–2012)
- David C. Iglesias
Director, Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics, Wheaton College
US Attorney for the District of New Mexico (2001–2007)
- Cynthia W. Roseberry
Project Manager, Clemency Project 2014
Executive Director, Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia (2009–2014)
- Jay Neal
Criminal Justice Liaison, Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Representative, Georgia General Assembly (R-Lafayette) (2005–2013)
- Judge Ricardo M. Urbina
Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
Judge, US District Court for the District of Columbia (1994–2012)
- John E. Wetzel
Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (2010–present)
Warden, Franklin County (PA) Jail (2002–2010)
For full member biographies or more information on the
Colson Task Force, please visit: www.colsontaskforce.org.