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 Meet the New Advocacy Corps Class! 

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 20 young adults from across the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police, an issue that has permeated our society and particularly affects communities of color.

Update Why SNAP Matters for Formerly Incarcerated People 

The House just passed a Farm Bill that will force at least two million people off of vital nutrition assistance by making harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a vital resource for many leaving prisons and jails and returning to communities.

Background Prison Reform: Not Enough to Seriously Address Mass Incarceration 

The House passed prison reform without reductions to mandatory minimum sentences that have incarcerated millions; some for decades.

Advocacy Corps 2018-2019 

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These twenty young adults from around the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police.

Update Senator Grassley Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform 

This Tuesday May 22nd, Senator Chuck Grassley joined FCNL at the Quaker Welcome Center to share why he supports sentencing reform. Diane Randall, José Woss, Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition partners, and his Iowa constituents took part in the dialogue.

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