Criminal Justice Reform

Bipartisan solutions to reforming our justice system.rnIt is well documented that the United States incarcerates a larger percentage of its citizens than any other country. This statistic weighs heavily not only on the public conscience of the nation, but also the pocketbooks of state taxpayers burdened by the price of an overcrowded prison system. The “tough on crime” mentality that dominated the 1990s is losing favor across the political spectrum, especially as rehabilitative support services show promising results and the role of mental illness in criminal behavior is explored more thoroughly.rnThe Future Caucus and its network of young legislators are leading the nation with bipartisan coalitions to address sentencing reform, recidivism reduction, and justice reinvestment. Their advancement of innovative training tactics, community support, and rehabilitation demonstrates admirable commitment to both safety and justice.

Rep. Sara Jacobs


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