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.


Sep 07, 2017

Holden: Keeping Virginia Safe, Providing Second Chances & Making The System More Just Are At The Heart Of Ed Gillespie’s Criminal Justice Reform Plan

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement applauding Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s plan for Criminal Justice Reform in Virginia, which called for a system that is…

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Aug 07, 2017

Senators Paul & Harris Legislation Positive Step Toward Making Our Criminal Justice System More Just

Arlington, VA — In an effort to reform the pre-trial bail process, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act…

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