CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Treat addiction with empathy | END the WAR ON DRUGS | OPPOSE the DEATH PENALTY

For far too long in this country, we have had an unequal system of justice. People struggling with drug addiction were met with incarceration instead of empathy when the epidemic primarily affected communities of color. A school-to-prison pipeline devastated communities by taking juveniles out of classrooms for minor offenses and then forcing them into cycles of poverty and prison.She believes we need to end the war on drugs, stop-and-frisk, and other policies that were designed to push people of color into jail.

We need to provide an alternative to prison for non-violent crimes, eliminate mandatory minimums, take on the school-to-prison pipeline, and take sensible steps to reduce criminal activities like restoring the legal sale of marijuana.

Nina opposes the death penalty in all cases. She opposes the existence of for-profit prisons and believes we need to eliminate cash bail in all but the most heinous of circumstances. She also wants to review the source of the high probation recidivism rate, something that results in further incarceration.