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.


Jan 10, 2018

Freedom Partners Chairman: White House Focus on Criminal Justice Reform Shows Commitment to Public Safety, Rehabilitation

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement in advance of a meeting with the White House tomorrow to discuss the importance of criminal justice reform. “We are greatly…

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Jan 09, 2018

Freedom Partners Honors Law Enforcement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement, applauding law enforcement officers for their steadfast commitment to keeping Americans safe and calling for a renewed emphasis on criminal justice…

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Jan 04, 2018

States Should Have the Freedom to Enact and Enforce Their Own Marijuana Laws

Arlington, VA — Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to unveil a new policy that will give federal prosecutors more leeway to override states and more aggressively enforce federal marijuana…

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Dec 27, 2017

A Look Back on 2017 & Look Forward to 2018

As we prepare to ring in the New Year with celebration, we’d like to take a minute to reflect on the past year and our work with the administration and Congress…

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