criminal justice reform

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we have ever done” -- Bryan Stevenson

With more than 2 million people incarcerated, the United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. Our criminal justice system is broken, and it continues to focus on criminalizing those who live in poverty.  Our campaign's priority will be to correct this system's faults and provide all citizens equity and justice. 


We must and will make evidence based, systemic reforms, including: 

  • Diverting mental health emergencies to mental health first-responders, instead of police. 

  • Ending our country's reliance on private, for-profit prisons.

  • Legalizing marijuana and expunging the records of those previously and currently incarcerated.

  • Improving police oversight through using big data and empowering the Department of Justice and police unions to hold local police departments accountable. 

  • Creating a national database for disciplined/reprimanded officers so they can’t go from state to state. These steps will provide proven accountability for instances of police brutality. 

  • Ending the school-to-prison pipeline with early intervention and support. This means we start early in Pre-K and continued through high school, providing educators with the tools and financial resources to function within a flawed system.


  • Investigating all fatal police shootings across the nation in a transparent manner that ensures accountability and oversee consent decrees that are a result of police misconduct.

For more information on research-based solutions to stop police violence, you can read more here.