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 05, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – September 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 134,000 jobs in September and the U.S. unemployment rate declined to a 49-year low of 3.7…

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Oct 01, 2018

DoJ IG Report Highlights Urgent Need for Prison Reform

Arlington, VA – In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) “has not managed female inmates…

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Sep 28, 2018

WATCH: Sen. Lee Has a Message for FIRST STEP Act Skeptics

When it comes to criminal justice reform, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger champion of the issue then U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee, a former federal…

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Sep 24, 2018

No, We Are Not in the Midst of a Crime Wave

New FBI crime data dispels myth of rising crime perpetrated by criminal justice reform skeptics.

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