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.


Oct 24, 2018

Freedom Partners Endorses Amendment 11 in Florida

Arlington, VA — Today, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce announced its support for Amendment 11 in Florida. Currently, if someone is arrested for a crime in Florida, they’ll be prosecuted under the…

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Oct 18, 2018

Voters, Especially Conservatives, Overwhelmingly Support FIRST STEP Act

“This new poll confirms that conservatives overwhelmingly support evidence-based criminal justice reforms that make us safer and give people a second chance,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Oct 11, 2018

Now is the time for Criminal Justice Reform

The U.S. criminal justice system was created to keep communities safe, punish criminals in proportion to the crime committed and give deserving people second chances. But for the last 30 to…

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Oct 10, 2018

President Trump is Right; There are Many People Who Deserve Clemency

“The president rightly understands that our country has an over-incarceration problem caused mainly by antiquated ‘tough on crime’ policies of the failed War on Drugs from the 1970’s to the present.”

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