Issue Update

NAACP Statement on Recent Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced in Senate

November 28, 2018

NAACP released the following statement in support of the Crimianl Justice Reform Compromise:

Our American criminal justice system is broken. Sentencing is disproportionately weighted against African Americans, and the current political climate continues to devalue black lives by reviving the same failed policies of the war on drugs that fueled mass incarceration,” said NAACP President Derrick Johnson. “Although the criminal justice reform package introduced is by no means perfect, it is a step in the right direction and we look forward to the continued work that Senator Cory Booker and other congressional leaders will put forth to deliver fair, results-based criminal justice policies.”