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.


Dec 19, 2018

3 Ways the FIRST STEP Act Could be the Best Holiday Gift

The best gift for the holiday season is being together with family, safe and sound. It’s cliché, but it’s true. And it’s one of the reasons the FIRST STEP…

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Dec 18, 2018

Freedom Partners Thanks Senators for Rejecting “Poison Pills” and Bringing First Step Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Arlington, VA – Tonight, the Senate came together in bipartisan fashion to pass the First Step Act 87-12 and reject needless “poison pill” amendments that were aimed at derailing the bill. Tonight…

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Dec 17, 2018

Senate Advances Bipartisan #FirstStepAct

“We applaud the overwhelming majority of senators who came together across the aisle to advance the smart-on-crime First Step Act.”

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Dec 14, 2018

First Step Act Will Ease the Burden on Taxpayers

“Criminal justice reform isn’t just about saving dollars, but there’s no denying that reforms like the First Step Act will help address Washington’s overspending problem.”

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