We Can Build a Better America Together
The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure.
The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
Please join us. We can build a better America together.
The NAACP Criminal Justice department just released the 2013 "Misplaced Priorities Toolkit." Mass incarceration is an epidemic that disproportionately impacts African Americans, who comprise 13% of the U.S. population but represent over 37% of those behind bars. Click here to read the entire report.
Redemption & Second Chances: Eliminating Employment Barriers for Previously Incarcerated Individuals
Every year over 700,000 people return home from prison and jail, looking for an opportunity to rebuild their lives and put the past behind. Providing opportunities for successful reentry of previously incarcerated people is no longer a problem this country can ignore.
The Delaware State Senate voted 11-10 on a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state.
Felony disenfranchisement puts this nation on the wrong side of democracy.