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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Prisoners conducted a national strike to call attention to the conditions in prisons from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9.

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In meetings with Congressional leaders, President Trump has indicated that he supports sentencing reform as a part of criminal justice reform. This is a positive step, but we need to build on this momentum and remain vigilant.

Update Chairman Grassley Secures WH Support for Sentencing Reform 

The White House has agreed to include sentencing reforms in the ongoing criminal justice reform negotiations.

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