Criminal Justice Reform

Freedom Partners supports common-sense criminal justice policies that pursue justice equally for all, inspire a culture of respect for every individual, protect and enhance public safety, and foster personal and societal transformation. Our top priorities are:

  • To stop overcriminalization
  • To ensure due process for every defendant
  • To ensure individuals’ Constitutional right to representation by a lawyer
  • To eliminate mandatory minimum sentences
  • To reduce recidivism through data-driven prison programs that help prepare people to successfully return to society.
  • To remove barriers that prevent the formerly incarcerated from having a real chance to succeed after they have paid their debt to society
  • To protect taxpayers through smart on crime policies that guard against wasteful spending on programs that don’t work

We will work with anyone looking to bring about real criminal justice reform by ending overcriminalization, defending individual rights, reducing incarceration consistent with public safety and creating second chances for people who want to turn their lives around.


Nov 15, 2018

ICYMI: Mark Holden Talks FIRST STEP Act, Clean Slate Campaign with David Plouffe

“Criminal justice reform transcends politics, Holden said. “It’s just common sense.”

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Nov 14, 2018

With President Trump on Board, Leader McConnell Should Bring FIRST STEP Act to the Floor ASAP

Arlington, VA – Today, President Trump endorsed the bipartisan FIRST STEP Act, legislation that will reduce crime and recidivism, make federal sentencing laws more just, and help people who want a second chance…

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Nov 12, 2018

America’s Law Enforcement Community Widely Backs the FIRST STEP Act

The Fraternal Order of Police is the latest law enforcement organization to endorse the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill.

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Oct 29, 2018

Bipartisan Laws Will Reopen Cold Cases, Leverage Modern DNA Technology

For some victims of heinous crimes, justice has an expiration date. But modern technology and modern policies are starting to change that. In early October, President Donald Trump signed into law the…

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