Communities not Cages Campaign introduces three incarceration reform bills

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The Communities not Cages campaign officially introduces new bills designed to address mass incarceration.

An assembly of lawmakers, judges, and formerly incarcerated individuals unveiled three new bills Wednesday via a Zoom conference that the group believes will make major strides in sentencing reform and rectify the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on Black and Brown individuals.

Speakers discussed what they believe to be the skewed criminal justice system in relation to bail bonds disparities, coerced plea deals, and the indiscriminate and excessive punishment of an overwhelming number of minority groups facing the brunt of incarceration. The three bills announced during the virtual event are the Eliminate Mandatory Minimums Act, the Second Look Act, and the Earned Time Act.

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