The United States has the largest prison population of any country in the world, and African Americans are disproportionately targeted and locked up for non-violent offenses just as likely to be committed by their white peers. It’s time to right these wrongs.
Jerry supports abolishing private prisons, banning solitary confinement, investing in restorative justice and rehabilitative programs and advocates for greater accountability of law enforcement, including body cams and independent review boards. Jerry also supports reforming federal sentencing guidelines, incentivizing local governments to end cash bail, decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, limiting federal civil asset forfeitures, banning federal executions and halting the militarization of local police forces. Jerry also believes Congress has a role to play in justice for incarcerated mothers, and supports the creation of federal programs aimed at addressing the harms imposed on incarcerated individuals in the prenatal or postpartum periods and outlawing inhumane prison practices that affect mothers.