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.

Apr 05, 2019

Americans are Ready to Provide Second Chances

This week, the White House kicked off Second Chance Month with renewed dedication to breaking down barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals. President Donald Trump was joined by members of Congress, along with…

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Mar 28, 2019

National Criminal Justice Month: The Economics of Successful Re-entry

It’s Criminal Justice Month and we’re making the case for reforming our criminal justice system. We’ve highlighted plenty of reasons this month that the justice system is in need…

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Mar 25, 2019

America has an Overcriminalization Problem: But There are Solutions to Fix it

By 2008, the number of offenses outlined in the federal criminal code jumped to roughly 148 times its original size, from around 30 to over 4,450. Today that number exceeds 5…

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Mar 07, 2019

National Criminal Justice Month: The importance of pre-trial policy reform

This month marks 10 years since Congress officially designated March as National Criminal Justice Month. But the topic is just as important — if not more important — than it was in 2009. The…

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