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 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
Read more +16 March 2021 By RPUSAAdmin in Uncategorized

Call to Special Convention April 17, 2021

CALL TO SPECIAL CONVENTION The Reform Party of the United States of America, pursuant to Article 1 – Section 7, is hereby issuing a CALL for a Special Convention, to take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Special Convention will start at 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific and continue under the rules
Read more +03 February 2021 By Michael Hackmer in Uncategorized

Beverly Kennedy: Dedicated Reformer and Friend

The Reform Party Executive Committee is saddened to announce that long time Reform Party officer, Beverly Kennedy, passed away on January 27th, 2021 due to complications of COVID-19. A supporter of H. Ross Perot’s 1992 presidential campaign, United We Stand and a founding member of the Reform Party, Kennedy was beloved for her knowledge of