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Background Fact Sheet: Police Militarization and the 1033 Program 

Learn more about the militarization of U.S. police, the Department of Defense's 1033 program, and FCNL's support for the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.

Update No More Gun Violence #EnoughIsEnough 

This morning, I put on my coat and joined FCNL staff on the sidewalk facing the Hart Senate Building. For 17 minutes, we joined the hundreds of thousands of school children, teachers, parents and allies all over the world who walked out of their classrooms and places of work, and with their bodies and voices, said enough is enough.

Montana Gathering of Friends Minute on Community Violence 

Minute passed by Montana Gathering of Friends on gun violence in 2018

Press Release 25 Faith Organizations Push for Sentencing Reform in the House Judiciary 

Twenty-five faith organizations sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee today calling for comprehensive criminal justice reform that includes sentencing reform.

Update #MarchForOurLives Event at the Quaker Welcome Center 

March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC

Quakers and friends are gathering in DC for the youth led #MarchforourLives rally and march on Washington March 24th, 2018. FCNL will open the Quaker Welcome Center as a hospitality space to support Friends and allies who will be at the rally.

Update Senate Judiciary Advances Bill to Reduce Mass Incarceration Through Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform 

Committee passage of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act advances real criminal justice reform that reduces excessive mandatory minimum sentences and improves prison programming.

Letter 60 Faith Organizations Call for the Senate Judiciary to Pass SRCA 

Today, FCNL and 59 additional faith organizations sent the following letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

Update Politics is Slowly Overcoming the Dignity and Justice of the Most Vulnerable 

The only reason criminal justice reform has yet to happen is politics

We need to pass bills lowering mandatory minimum sentences, improving prison conditions, and authorizing programs to help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reenter communities across the country

Western Yearly Meeting Minute on Incarceration 

Meeting on incarceration passed by Western Yearly Meeting in 2016

Update A Letter from an Incarcerated Friend 

Earlier this month, we received a letter from Mark, who is currently incarcerated. He wrote to let us know how much he appreciated FCNL’s resources on criminal justice reform. He was also wondering if we could provide insights into some of the pieces of legislation making their way through Congress. In his letter, Mark mentioned that he is helping write sentence reduction appeals for other prisoners, and he wants to make sure he's current on the most recent changes in the law.

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