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Event FCNL's Aristotle Jones Speaks on Mass Incarceration 

The Washington Bar Association will host a panel on the effects of mass incarceration on the African American community on February 18.

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 

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.

Update Hope in the Face of Injustice 

While Congress didn't take up sentencing reform in 2016, we need to keep pressing for justice. This isn't just a policy -- it's a potential new start for thousands of people locked up with lengthy, unjust sentences.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Homeland Security Advisory Council Vote Urging a Reduction of Privatized Detention 

A strong majority of Homeland Security Advisory Council members voted to phase out private prisons, in a surprising dissent from the group’s draft recommendation to continue DHS use of private prisons.

Update Community Lobby Day: Our Message to Congress 

Now, more than ever, we need you. Now, more than ever, we need your advocacy, your voice. The election results may have made our work more difficult, but they’ve also made your relationships with your senators and representative more important than ever before.

Update The Election and Our Work 

What do the results of the election mean for FCNL's work in the days, months, and year ahead?

Update Do Justice and Mercy: Time for Sentencing Reform 

We’re here to do justice and mercy for thousands of people. Each of you can do something about that. We know how to do this.

Background Loving Our Neighbors Now 

The election revealed our pain and brokenness as a country. With so much division, hurt, and anger, it is difficult to look for that of God in each other. What does it mean to love our neighbors now?

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