Reps. Chaka FattahChaka FattahPhiladelphia Dem power broker indicted The year the party machines broke Jury convicts the son of Rep. Chaka Fattah MORE (D-Pa.) and Frank WolfFrank Rudolph WolfBottom line Africa's gathering storm DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling MORE (R-Va.) have introduced legislation to overhaul the national criminal justice system.

It is a companion measure to the legislation introduced by Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerIn honor of Mother's Day, lawmakers should pass the Momnibus Act Bush testifies before Congress about racist treatment Black birthing people face during childbirth, pregnancy Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (D-N.J.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Sherrod Brown calls Rand Paul 'kind of a lunatic' for not wearing mask Overnight Health Care: WHO-backed Covax gets a boost from Moderna MORE (R-Ky.), two freshmen with national ambitions, earlier this month.

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Fattah and Wolf said the reforms proposed in their bill would help reduce recidivism among criminals.

"Our criminal justice system is broken; hindered by out-of-date laws that have perpetuated an unnecessary cycle of incarceration — especially among youth and nonviolent offenders," Fattah said in a statement.

"We need to find consensus on the bipartisan reforms necessary to curb the unsustainable growth in corrections and employ more effective tools to reduce recidivism and increase public safety," Wolf said.

Among other provisions, the measure would end solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, except for extreme circumstances where it's necessary to protect the detainee or others.

It would also allow people convicted of nonviolent crimes to petition to seal their criminal records, which Fattah and Wolf said would help them find jobs after being released from prison. Additionally, juvenile records could be sealed for crimes committed before age 15.

"By addressing many of the obstacles keeping these populations from successfully re-entering society, this bill takes best-practices in justice reinvestment and works towards a comprehensive reform of our justice system," Fattah said.

The measure would further end the ban on food stamp benefits for low-level drug offenders who have served their time and enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse.