Our goal: To reform the American justice system. America represents 5% of the world’s population—and 25% of its prisoners.
Our goal: To reform the American justice system. America represents 5% of the world’s population—and 25% of its prisoners. The numbers speak for themselves. Today, 2.3 million American adults, 1 in 100, are in prison or jail across the country, by far the highest rate of any nation. Prisons and jails in the United States have become overcrowded and offer fewer programs aimed at rehabilitation. And when men and women are released from prison, they are branded with the stigma of incarceration and are often unable to find jobs, leading some to end up back in prison. The American criminal justice system is ineffective and expensive. That’s where we come in. Our focused effort will develop and implement specific campaign strategies in targeted states and Congress to raise awareness about the problems in our criminal justice system and advocate for the strongest possible reforms.