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Action Alert 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.

Press Release Quakers Applaud Senate Passage of Savanna’s Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed the passage of Savanna’s Act (S.1942) by the Senate. The bill is now headed to the House for their approval. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Update Criminal Justice Reform in the 116th Congress 

With Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, and the passage of several major criminal justice reform ballot initiatives, the future looks bright for comprehensive criminal justice reform.

Update Progress is Possible 

In these hyperpartisan times, it can sometimes feel like we spend much of our energy on damage control. Last week demonstrated that our advocacy and lobbying is making real, impactful change.

Update Senate Takes Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform 

The President expressed his support for the bipartisan criminal justice reform package the revised FIRST STEP Act. This revised legislation, which includes both prison and sentencing reform was introduced as S.3649. This is a welcome evolution from where we started this Congress.

Quakers Laud Committee Passage of Savanna’s Act; Urges Full Senate Action 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today welcomes the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs’ approval of Savanna’s Act (S.1942/H.R.4485). The bill is now in the hands of the full Senate. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Update Mass Incarceration, Deportation and Hispanic Heritage Month  

During Hispanic Heritage month we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Update The Prison Strike - What It Means 

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

Update Stop Shackling Mothers and Start Improving Prisons 

The U.S. incarcerates more of its people than any other country in the world. Increasingly, women are making up the fastest growing demographic behind bars.

Action Alert Sentencing Reform is Key to Disrupting Mass Incarceration 

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.

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