Policy goals: All people of color belong
All people of color with criminal records belong
“…I served my sentence. I paid my debt to society. Why am I still doing time?”
Those who have paid their debt to society should be eligible for benefits such as housing, employment, healthcare, and all other resources necessary for a new start. Along with decreasing the number of people in prison, all our policies should ensure that the needs of those who have been incarcerated are met.
policies for consideration:
- Ending the lifetime ban on public benefits
- Ensuring that anyone released from federal prison receives a photo ID, birth certiﬁcate, and Social Security card