Today the U.S. criminal justice system controls the lives of 6.6 million human beings – by either imprisoning them or keeping them stuck in the revolving door of probation and parole. That’s a ridiculous number – much, much larger than any country on Earth.
The REFORM Alliance goal is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system. We will do this by changing the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice. Key to their strategy is changing hearts and minds to support real change.They are building an alliance of influential leaders in business, government, entertainment, sports, and culture to use our shared resources, energy, and platforms for massive impact. Our initial focus will be disabling the revolving door of probation and parole.
6.6M PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES -Bureau of Justice Statistics
4.5M OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY ON PAROLE OR PROBATION MANY FOR WELL BEYOND A REASONABLE TERM
-Bureau of Justice Statistics
80B IS THE AMOUNT SPENT ON CORRECTIONS ANNUALLY – FAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
-Prison Policy Initiative
“At REFORM We #fightdifferent.”