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.


Feb 05, 2019

From Federal Prison to Guest at the State of the Union

Among the members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, family members, and friends present at the State of the Union, there will be a special guest – Alice Johnson. This time last year, Alice…

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Jan 30, 2019

5 Things We’d Like to Hear the President Say During the State of the Union Address

Now that the date is set for the president to deliver this year’s State of the Union address, there are a few things we are hoping to hear from him as…

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Jan 18, 2019

FIRST STEP Act Momentum Should Feed into Multiple Next Steps

Make no mistake: The FIRST STEP Act is a landmark piece of legislation. Signed into law last month, it addressed some of the worst aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system…

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Jan 03, 2019

Matthew Charles’ Impending Release from Prison Means Justice Has Been Served

“Today, justice has been delivered,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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