2021 Policy Platform

2021 Policy Platform

Enact reentry policies that promote community reintegration, safer neighborhoods, and personal dignity

More than 1 in 3 Americans has an immediate family member who has been in prison or jail. Mass incarceration costs not only families but also taxpayers: our state spends an average of $19,069 per year on each person in prison. Meanwhile, Floridian children can be sentenced and incarcerated as adults, and “truth in sentencing” laws and mandatory minimums keep people imprisoned despite little to no risk to public safety. Reforming sentencing policies and providing alternatives to arrest and incarceration will serve to limit unnecessary, harmful, and expensive involvement in the criminal justice system.

More than 1 in 3 Americans has an immediate family member who has been in prison or jail. Mass incarceration costs not only families but also taxpayers: our state spends an average of $19,069 per year on each person in prison. Meanwhile, Floridian children can be sentenced and incarcerated as adults, and “truth in sentencing” laws and mandatory minimums keep people imprisoned despite little to no risk to public safety. Reforming sentencing policies and providing alternatives to arrest and incarceration will serve to limit unnecessary, harmful, and expensive involvement in the criminal justice system.

More than 1 in 3 Americans has an immediate family member who has been in prison or jail. Mass incarceration costs not only families but also taxpayers: our state spends an average of $19,069 per year on each person in prison. Meanwhile, Floridian children can be sentenced and incarcerated as adults, and “truth in sentencing” laws and mandatory minimums keep people imprisoned despite little to no risk to public safety. Reforming sentencing policies and providing alternatives to arrest and incarceration will serve to limit unnecessary, harmful, and expensive involvement in the criminal justice system.

Community reentry:

Among women with felony convictions, assistance to address short-term reentry needs reduced the odds of reoffending by 83 percent.

Returning citizens who have participated in reentry programs that provide mentorship were 35% less likely to reoffend after one year and twice as likely to find a job.

Record Clearing:

Nearly half of all U.S. children have at least 1 parent with a past record.

 
FRRC is committed to understanding how these issues affect returning citizens and developing solutions that improve their lives. See below for our current resources, and stay tuned for more!
 
Clear past criminal records: 2-page fact sheet | Fact sheet with citations