Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

I will champion criminal justice reform that puts an end to mandatory sentencing, decriminalizes medical marijuana, stops the incarceration of people for very low-level offences, and focus away from mass incarceration and toward rehabilitation.

According to the ACLU we have thousands of people serving life in prison for non-violent crimes that do not merit life sentences. This includes for stealing a $159 jacket, and another for attempting to cash a stolen check. These crimes do not merit the punishment of a life sentence, of never being able to ever visit their families or friends home or ever walk down the street again.
This unjust jailing is wrong. It cost us, the US taxpayer millions of dollars and only benefits the privately owned jail owners that receive millions of dollars from our taxes to house the inmates.

We should, at a minimum score incarceration facilities by how many inmates they rehabilitate. If a certain percentage of the inmates commit crimes after being released, then the jail will lose its funding. This way we incentivize the jail to help the inmates become rehabilitated.

We have to reform our Criminal Justice system to punish criminals appropriately for their crimes while rehabilitating them for reintegration into society instead of destroying their lives for the benefit of private jails on our bill.
Amber Guyger, is the police officer that murdered an innocent respectable good man, Botham Jean, while he was in his own home in our community. She also failed to render first aid after realizing her mistake. I’m not disappointed by the emotional inspirational forgiveness and hug she received in court from the brother of the victim, nor of the special empathetic consideration she received from the judge