We provided policy recommendations to the Biden Administration to eliminate race-based discrimination in policing, courts, and incarceration.
Accelerate compassionate release in federal prisons
President Biden should accelerate compassionate release consideration of all federal prisoners over the age of 60 and order the immediate release of as many people as possible.
Address racial violence by police and impose national accountability standards
Police agencies without the policies, training, and databases in place should not be able to receive grants and other funding. Other practices to increase police accountability include an end to qualified immunity and a national database to document violent and fatal encounters with police.
Boldly and urgently transform the federal judiciary
A vision and strategy for securing strong, diverse representation on the courts for decades to come that includes civil rights lawyers is long overdue.
Fully resource community mental health and substance abuse programs
Congress must fund local communities to respond to resident's mental health and substance abuse needs.
Reform federal prosecutorial standards to eliminate racial disparities
President Biden must direct the Attorney General to instruct federal prosecutors to refrain from engaging in practices that lead to higher sentences, such as seeking sentencing enhancements or life without the possibility of parole for young people.