Justice and Penal Systems

Improve Processes:

The Reform Party supports improvement to law enforcement, court, and incarceration processes. These institutions must be impartial and fair to victims of crime, those accused of a crime, the convicted, and the community.

  • Law Enforcement:
    • 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.

  • Legal Process (courts):
    • Plea agreements must be managed responsibly. They should not be used for expediency by either the prosecutor for the people (District Attorney, Attorney General, etc.) or the attorney for the defendant (i.e., public defender).
    • The sentencing process should allow judicial discretion when extenuating circumstances exist to ensure equal justice for all under the law.
    • The Reform Party believes the effectiveness of plea agreements and sentencing guidelines should be monitored for concerns regarding the unequal application of justice.

  • Incarceration:
    • We need a system that removes dangerous criminals from society and provides opportunities for rehabilitation with the purpose of reducing recidivism. The nation's prisons must not be a place for society to hide those who can be rehabilitated, those with addiction issues, and the mentally ill. Job training should be provided for those incarcerated and employment placement assistance should be offered once they are released.

The Reform Party believes our justice system needs to meaningfully address effective addiction treatment, long-term mental health services, and rehabilitation programs.

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Read the Latest Articles from Our Blog

Here are three recent blog posts from the Reform Party.

15 May 2022 By NHensley in Uncategorized

Reform Party Seeks to Fill National, State Vacancies

The Reform Party has been able to reorganize and get these committees functional, however the committees are not fully staffed.
14 June 2024 By Nicholas Hensley in Latest Updates

The Reform Party of North Carolina Endorsed Shelane Etchison for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. 

For Immediate Release – The Reform Party of North Carolina has endorsed Shelane Etchison for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.  Shelane Etchison joined the US Army after 9/11, where she was deployed to Iraq as a military police platoon leader. After her deployment, she moved to Fort Bragg and was selected for a special operations
07 June 2024 By Nicholas Hensley in Latest Updates

Reform Party Regains Florida Ballot Access

For Immediate Release – The Reform Party of the United States has regained ballot access in Florida. As a qualified national party, with an advisory opinion from the Federal Elections Commission, the Reform Party does not have to petition for presidential ballot access in the state. With the party recognized by the Florida Board of