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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Statement The Attorney General Codifies Mass Incarceration as DOJ Policy  

Mr. Sessions is ordering federal prosecutors to ramp up prosecutions and likely seek heavier sentences on drug crimes.

Update Criminal Justice Reform and the Trump Administration 

Last year, we saw the most robust attempts to reform America’s criminal justice system that the federal government has seen in a generation. Congress nearly brought a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill to the floor.

Legislative Ask Support Sentencing Reform 

Disproportionally long prison sentences for certain crimes, combined with laws that prevent successful re-entry into civilian life, have created a system of mass incarceration that doesn’t work, cost too much and unfairly impacts the poor and people of color.

Statement FCNL Concerned by Nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General 

In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, FCNL expressed concern about Senator Sessions' nomination based on his past positions and statements on religious freedom and refugees, racial discrimination in the criminal justice and voting systems, and immigration.

Update Your Community Lobby Day Stories 

Hundreds of FCNL activists have been lobbying this month: see their stories.

All around the country, members of the FCNL community have been visiting the local offices of their members of Congress and asking them how they will work to #unlockjustice in 2017.

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