Criminal Justice Reform
The scales of justice are not balanced in Florida. Our prisons are overcrowded. Our sentences are unequal. And we’ve disenfranchised men and women who have earned their right to a second chance.
Too many Floridians are languishing in jail, leading to lost wages, lost jobs and broken families. As governor, Jeff Greene will work to expand civil citations over criminal ones. He will reduce penalties for non-violent crimes. And he will invest in diversion programs to help build people up – not lock them away.
Jeff will also reform the bail-bond system, which is unfairly applied. And he’ll work to eliminate private prisons that are mismanaged and not focused on rehabilitating inmates. Speaking of rehabilitation, Jeff will work to expand access to drug treatment programs and sentencing reform. That way we will help, not criminalize, those with addiction and mental health issues.
Jeff believes in ending mandatory minimum sentences and empowering judges to decide what punishment fits the crime. He understands that for our system to work on behalf of our citizens, Florida judges must represent Florida’s communities. So he will appoint diverse judges who make honest and fair rulings.
Jeff also understands that the school-to-prison pipeline is real. He understands that when people are in desperate situations, they do desperate things. That’s why for him, it all comes back to high-quality education and fair-paying jobs.