Blog  Urge Congress to Pass Sentencing Reform

Urge Congress to Pass Sentencing Reform

REFLECT:

Over the past 40 years, the American prison population has grown by 500%. Over two million Americans are currently incarcerated, and a disproportionate number are people of color. The explosion in the prison population has resulted in overcrowding, poor treatment of prisoners, and staggering costs for the public.

ACT:

Send a letter to the representatives in your area and voice your opinion! It’s easy – enter your zip code and use the RAC’s sample letter. They will send the email to your representative for you!

  • Kathryn Fleisher

    I just took this action, and it didn’t even take the full 15 minutes. It’s worth every second you invest in taking this action though, because our law makers have a responsibility to listen to their constituents. When you take this action, it doesn’t matter how old you are. You are a citizen and someone who is requesting that their elected officials take the actions that their people want to see. This step is by no means an end step, but it’s a super easy start to getting involved and making an immediate difference.