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Update Senate Re-Introduces Sentencing Reform 

Senate sponsors, led by Senators Grassley (IA) and Durbin (IL), have re-introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

Update Remember What NFL Players Are Protesting 

Even if you’re not much of a sports fan, you’ve probably heard about one of the biggest news stories of the year in the sports world: the protests by athletes, especially NFL players, who take a knee during the National Anthem to call attention to police brutality against people of color and to demand change.

Statement Senators Paul, Schatz, and Wyden Reintroduce Bill to Demilitarize Law Enforcement 

Senators Rand Paul (KY), Brian Schatz (HI), and Ron Wyden (OR) have reintroduced S.1856, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLA). This bill would prohibit the transfer of deadly military equipment to local police departments from the Pentagon under the 1033 program.

Update Behind The Scenes, Work Continues on Criminal Justice Reform 

What Congress is doing – and needs to do – on criminal and juvenile justice.

FCNL is working as hard as ever to end mass incarceration. You might see less talk about it on the news or in Congress, but we know that criminal justice reform is still crucial.

Background Rooting Out White Supremacy in our Nation 

What transpired in Charlottesville, VA unnerves and grieves us. It is a manifestation of fear and hatred that is contrary to the world we seek - a society with justice and equity for all.

Update One Step Forward and Another Step Back on Criminal Justice 

This month, our efforts on criminal justice reform have seen some positive developments in new legislation... and one particularly bad bill.

FCNL in the News Emancipation Without Freedom 

Racism and white supremacy, the malignant cancers plaguing America today, are a joint system destroying black and brown bodies. In the past, the Klan did that destroying. Today, statistics do. Those statistics amount to the erasure of people.

Urge Congress to Reject the Back the Blue Act  

We are deeply troubled by congressional support and momentum for the Back the Blue Act.

Update DOJ to Funnel More Than $1 billion into Mass Incarceration 

The President’s proposed budget recycles the same failed policies that have devastated communities. The Attorney General recently requested that federal prosecutors charge the highest provable offenses.

Statement Attorney General Sessions Escalates War on Drugs 

Mr. Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to impose overly harsh mandatory minimum sentences on drug crimes further devastating communities that need help.

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