CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
America has the highest rate of incarceration in the world compared to all other countries. Majority of those incarcerated are Black and Indigenous people of color. Alabama even exceeds the entire country of people locked up per 100,000 people. In Alabama more than two thirds of people serving life sentences are people of color and more people of color are incarcerated all together. Today in America nearly half of the people sitting in jails today have not been convicted of a crime, left there because they can’t afford bail.
Our criminal justice system is broken and unfair. It’s time for reform in our justice systems, from law enforcement to local and national law and judges. We must fight to make sure that law enforcement actually serves and protects people of every race properly and with decency.
What's the Plan?
- Create national law enforcement training standards for use of force
- Bail Reform
- End mandatory minimum sentencing
- Automatically return voting rights to Ex-Felons
- Mandatory therapy and Behavioral Analysts for prisoners
- End private for-profit prisons
- Give those incarcerated better opportunities to earn an education while inside.
- Give sentencing power back to the judges