Our vision is a nation in which sentencing is individualized, humane, and sufficient but not greater than necessary to impose just punishment, secure public safety, and support successful rehabilitation and reentry.
Supporters include taxpayers, families, prisoners, attorneys, judges, criminal justice experts and concerned citizens.
We, the undersigned, call on our lawmakers to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing.
These one-size-fits-all sentences are created by the legislature. Judges must impose them, regardless of whether they fit the crime or the individual offender.
The results: injustice, overcrowded prisons, and high prison costs for taxpayers.
The Stop Mandatory Minimums petition to Lawmakers was written by Kate Boccia and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.