Spotlights

Criminal Justice Reform and the Biden-Harris Administration

The Biden administration now has an opportunity — and obligation — to overhaul the criminal legal and immigration systems, from policing to immigration enforcement to prisons. The American people want a system that delivers justice for all.

The Biden-Harris Administration can take several measures with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention system, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), that oversees immigrant youth detention, to stop the spread of COVID-19 among people who are incarcerated and work in federal custody.
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Vera applauds the incoming Biden-Harris Administration for making racial equity, including justice reform, one of its top priorities. To deliver on this promise, the new administration and the 117th Congress should move urgently to adopt the recommendations in our justice policy platform, which is based on evidence of what works to produce public safety, promote racial equity, and foster healthy, thriving communities.
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This past Election Day, voters of color made their voices heard at the polls among record-breaking turnout and helped deliver the White House to the Biden-Harris ticket. At a time when the well-being of our country has never been at greater risk, these recommendations cannot wait.
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