THE PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN IS SIMPLE:
REUNITE FAMILIES IMPACTED BY MASS INCARCERATION.
Given the need to provide general education and an understanding around the need for sentencing reform, Athletes for Impact and Unite The People launched #REUNITE, a campaign to end mass incarceration by abolishing gang and gun enhancement charges.
DOES NOT MAKE US SAFE
HERE ARE THREE REASONS WHY:
1. SENTENCING ENHANCEMENTS ARE A LEGACY OF A FAILED “TOUGH ON CRIME” ERA.
2. ENHANCEMENT CHARGES ARE EXTRA PENALTIES ADDED ONTO A BASE CHARGE.
3. STUDIES SHOW THAT EACH ADDITIONAL SENTENCE YEAR CAUSES A 4% TO 7% INCREASE IN RECIDIVISM.
WE CALL ON ALL PROSECUTORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO STOP THE USE OF GANG AND GUN ENHANCEMENTS THAT DO NOT KEEP US SAFE OR PREVENT CRIME.
SOURCE: OFFICE OF LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE GASCON.
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ABOUT UNITE THE PEOPLE
#Unite The People is a California-based nonprofit organization working to end mass incarceration.
Formed in 2014 by a small group of concerned residents, defense attorneys, friends, and families of incarcerated loved ones, Unite The People works to reform severe sentences while ending America’s reliance on prisons.
Unite The People provides affordable legal services through a resolution-based platform for local justice and prison-related issues.
Learn more at unitethepeople.org