ISSUES

Criminal Justice Reform

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country on Earth at a cost of $80 billion a year, which translates to big profits for the prison industrial complex. 

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Key Points

  • End cash bail.
  • Eliminate for-profit prisons.
  • Ensure due process and right to counsel.
  • Expand community-based mental health services.
  • Ensure robust oversight and accountability of the police.
  • Legalize marijuana and expunge past convictions

Details

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country on Earth at a cost of $80 billion a year, which translates to big profits for the prison industrial complex. Many of those who end up behind bars have not been convicted of a crime – they are only in jail because they can’t afford to post bail. And because of the historical legacy of racism in this country, the system disproportionately hurts African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. We are fighting to stop this system of injustice and end the practice of corporations profiting off the suffering of incarcerated people and their families.

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