From minor drug offenses to nonviolent offenders who are largely incarcerated as a result of addiction (and complex trauma), we are disproportionately incarcerating people of color and low-income people for minor offenses while more privileged whites (who can afford private attorneys) are getting probation and commuted sentences. At its core this a human rights issue, and we’ve seen other nations incarcerate people at a much lower rate and see better safety outcomes in their communities.
We work in partnership with Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, Justice for All, and the ACLU of Vermont to reform a criminal justice system that incarcerates rather than rehabilitates some of our most vulnerable populations. Sign our Stop Private Prisons! petition and sign up to volunteer.