Beck’s Progressive Benchmarks #25 Criminal justice reform to implement restorative justice that compensates victims of crime and emphasizes rehabilitation rather than punishment.

After the helpful First Step Act we still need major criminal justice reform by implementing the principles and methods of restorative justice. These include compensating the victims of crime and allowing those willing to meet with the perpetrators to work toward reconciliation and greater understanding, and replacing punishment by counseling, therapy, education, job training, and rehabilitation. I would therefore encourage this transformation of the federal prison system to provide a better example for the states.

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