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 20, 2018

New Bill Is a Bold Step Toward Second Chances

Last week, three U.S. senators introduced a bill aimed at breaking down barriers for those with criminal pasts by helping them succeed through higher education. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Cory…

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Sep 13, 2018

Pregnant Women in Custody Act Will Restore a Measure of Human Dignity to our Prisons

The Pregnant Women in Custody Act would prohibit the shackling of federal prisoners who are pregnant or who have given birth within the last eight weeks.

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Sep 13, 2018

Freedom Partners Endorses Amendment 4 in Florida

“We believe that when individuals have served their sentences and paid their debts as ordered by a judge, they should be eligible to vote,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Sep 13, 2018

Beyond the Box Legislation Will Help Give More Americans a Second Chance

“Unless there’s a legitimate safety concern, taxpayer-funded colleges and universities shouldn’t deny applicants solely based on a mistake they may have made when they were young,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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