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Criminal Justice Reform Isn’t ‘Soft on Crime’

Law enforcement officers, taxpayers, prosecutors—and anyone else—who oppose criminal justice or prison reform are either ill-informed on the issues or are looking at the situation through the wrong end of the telescope. As United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote: “The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes.”

Criminal justice reform is smart and right. It will make our streets safer, the jobs of law enforcement easier, and provide more money for additional officers, training and equipment and for other services in our communities. True reform focuses on every American’s Constitutional rights, making our justice system and prisons humane and safe, efficient and effective.

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