Criminal Justice

Injustice & Inequity in the Justice System

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We all lose when we lock people away. Incarceration denies the opportunities for rehabilitation and healing that are necessary for a person to fulfill his or her potential. This is a loss not only to the individual and his or her family but to society as a whole.


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Update Senate Judiciary Advances Bill to Reduce Mass Incarceration Through Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform 

Committee passage of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act advances real criminal justice reform that reduces excessive mandatory minimum sentences and improves prison programming.

Letter 60 Faith Organizations Call for the Senate Judiciary to Pass SRCA 

Today, FCNL and 59 additional faith organizations sent the following letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

Update Politics is Slowly Overcoming the Dignity and Justice of the Most Vulnerable 

The only reason criminal justice reform has yet to happen is politics

We need to pass bills lowering mandatory minimum sentences, improving prison conditions, and authorizing programs to help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reenter communities across the country

Update A Letter from an Incarcerated Friend 

Earlier this month, we received a letter from Mark, who is currently incarcerated. He wrote to let us know how much he appreciated FCNL’s resources on criminal justice reform. He was also wondering if we could provide insights into some of the pieces of legislation making their way through Congress. In his letter, Mark mentioned that he is helping write sentence reduction appeals for other prisoners, and he wants to make sure he's current on the most recent changes in the law.

Update Climate change is more than a security threat – it’s a reality for America’s prisoners 

On December 12 President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. In it is a statement that reads: “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”

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