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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  1. Mass Incarceration

More on Criminal Justice

Legislative Ask Co-Sponsor the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act  

S. 1856

The Pentagon’s 1033 program transfers weapons designed for war zones to local police forces in the United States, fueling the perception that local law enforcement is a military force occupying our communities.

Event Fostering Civic Oversight with Law Enforcement: Two Quakers’ Stories  

July 10, 2019 6:30 p.m. EDT | Zoom Video Conference

Join us on July 10 for our next Quaker Change Maker event featuring Dwight Wilson and Eduardo Diaz, two seasoned Quakers who have served as national leaders in the work for civilian oversight of law enforcement.

Background Bill Analysis: The Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act 

Analysis of the REAL Act

The REAL Act (H.R.2168 /S.1074) can lift the ban that keeps the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated from reaching their full potential.

Legislative Ask Co-Sponsor the REAL Act and include in the Higher Education Act  

H.R.2168 /S.1074

Mass incarceration is built upon excessive sentences and limited opportunities for rehabilitation. Workforce training and education in prison are key to unlocking potential and increasing the likelihood of success upon release.

Statement Congress Needs to Reject the President’s Budget and Construct a Different Future for our Nation 

President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2020 budget lays out a disturbing vision for the future of our country that offers billions more for war, walls, and detention at the expense of our families, our health, and our safety.

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