With 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
In 2016 Florida showed a willingness to reform its criminal justice system by passing a number of modest reforms to address mandatory minimum sentencing, civil asset forfeiture, and mental health treatment. 2017 may be a significant year for criminal justice reform in the state, with many legislators having already filed justice reform bills. The Senate President called for the end of policies that "criminalize adolescence," such as incarceration in adult facilities and permanent criminal records for youth.
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Prison Fellowship's victories in the state include contributing to the enactment of Senate Bill 360 in 2014, which advances more proportional punishment through the reform of mandatory minimums for certain drug crimes.
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