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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.

Update Chairman Grassley Secures WH Support for Sentencing Reform 

The White House has agreed to include sentencing reforms in the ongoing criminal justice reform negotiations.

Background Advocating for Climate Change Action 

Since 2015, FCNL’s Advocacy Corps has connected young, local activists with their members of Congress. This annual program helps youth to develop their skills to become effective social justice advocates.

Update Meet the New Advocacy Corps Class! 

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 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 19 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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