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.
08 April 2024 By Nicholas Hensley in Latest Updates

Reform Party Backed Candidate Serves Geauga County Board of Elections and Ohio Secretary of State with Lawsuit

For Immediate Release (Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio) – Reform Party backed Independent Justin Tjaden was robbed by the Geauga Board of Elections of ballot access. In his bid to unseat Sarah Arthur in the race for Ohio’s 99th Legislative District, Justin Tjaden collected 552 petition signatures for ballot access, but only needed 495. He found that more
09 March 2024 By Nicholas Hensley in Latest Updates

Reform Party Response to the 2024 State of the Union and the Republican Response

President Joseph Biden began his speech about the global state of democracy. The United States must support Ukraine. Ukraine must drive out Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime and regain control of its sovereignty. The Reform Party also supports humanitarian aid to Gaza. Democratic President Joseph Biden and his Republican counterpart, Senator Katie Britt, both talked about