Reform Justice and Penal Systems

Bring Justice Back to the Law

The Reform Party will enact sweeping changes to policing policies, the national court systems, the penal system, and community-based programs to bring justice back to the law, instead of favoring those in positions of power or the criminal element.

The Reform Party strongly supports change within law enforcement, the court system, and the incarceration process. These institutions must become impartial and fair to those suspected of a crime, victims of crime and the convicted. Police have the right to be safe while performing their duties, and still be required to recognize the rights and dignity of those they serve. This will make for stronger communities that live in peace rather than fear and distrust.

A second area of abuse surrounds both plea agreements and minimum sentencing. Attorneys for the state must not rely so heavily upon plea deals that crimes are written off for expediency or a win/loss record. Judges should be allowed to use their discretion when sentencing rather than being forced to apply mandatory sentencing. Both of these have a history of affecting the poor and disenfranchised more than those of means.

Finally, the nation's prisons must not be a place for society to hide those who could be rehabilitated, those with addiction issues, and the mentally ill. America needs to invest in addiction treatment, long term mental health facilities, and functional rehabilitation programs. We need a system that removes dangerous criminals from society, provides opportunities for rehabilitation, and locks the revolving door of recidivism. Offer those convicted of non-violent crimes job training while incarcerated and job opportunities once released so they have options for survival besides crimes.

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Read the Latest Articles from Our Blog

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Reform Party - 2022 Planning and Action MeetingRead more +15 November 2021 By Michael Hackmer in 2022 Election, Event (In Person or Online)

2022 Reform Party Planning and Action Meeting

It is time to get ready for 2022, and start to move towards unseating Democrats and Republicans in elections across the country. Join us as Vice Chairman, Communications, Michael Hackmer, kicks off our 2022 planning and action meeting, reviews our new Member Only website and action plan, and then opens up the meeting for Q&A.
What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About - Jack Achenbach Podcast BannerRead more +07 November 2021 By Michael Hackmer in Michael Hackmer, Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia, Podcast

Michael Hackmer joins “What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About” to Discuss Politics

Reform Party Vice Chairman, Communications, Michael Hackmer, recently joined Jack Achenbach and Jennifer for their podcast, “What The !@#$%*! Are They Talking About.” Jack Achenbach is currently a candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Orlando, Florida District #10. Achenbach and his campaign manager, Jennifer, host an unscripted podcast for discussing the news
Read more +17 September 2021 By Michael Hackmer in Convention, Michael Hackmer, Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia

Reform Party National Convention – October 16, 2021

Reform Party National Convention will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific to 4:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Pacific. To register, click here. Each State Secretary or acting-Secretary needs to register and provide a list of delegates who will attend the convention. The list needs to