- Action Alert
- Criminal Justice
Support the First Step Act
Mass incarceration takes 2.3 million people away from our communities - many of them black and brown people incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses.
Over the last 40 years the U.S. prison population has increased by 500 percent. While not perfect, the FIRST STEP Act (S.756) brings more fairness into the justice system by reducing extremely long prison sentences for non-violent crimes paired with improved rehabilitation for those currently in prison. The bill also includes the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, which will provide much needed funding to community based organizations helping people leaving prison every day.
Our faith shows us that rehabilitation and growth is possible. A nation that imprisons fathers, mothers, people, and even children for drugs has no justice.