Immigration & Criminal Justice Reform

I don’t think there’s been a time in American history with more innocent people in prison… We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.
— Bryan Stevenson, Attorney, Exec. Dir. Equal Justice Initiative and Author of Justice Mercy
All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room. Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world.
— Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow