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Sign On: 5 Ideas for Reforming our Justice System

We imprison more of our own people than any other country on the planet, disproportionately African Americans and Latinos. Let’s build a criminal justice system Americans can trust and that puts our country closer to the words written above the highest court in our land: equal justice under law.

  1. End the federal prohibition on marijuana and expunge the records of those who were locked away for possessing it.
  2. End the current system of cash bail that punishes people for being poor.
  3. Eliminate private, for-profit prisons from our justice system.
  4. End the use of mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent drug offenses.
  5. Provide meaningful reentry to help people who have been incarcerated resume their lives and contribute to their full potential.
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