Criminal Justice Reform

Representative Ocasio-Cortez is committed to dismantling our system of mass incarceration and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. 

She supports the federal legalization of marijuana, ending for-profit prisons, the release of individuals incarcerated for non-violent drug offences, the end of cash bail, and independent investigations for any and every time an individual is killed by law enforcement.

Recently, Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored for the Fair Chance Act, H.R. 1076, which would prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for disclose criminal history record information before they have received a conditional offer.

Representative Ocasio-Cortez will continue to fight for a criminal justice system that protects the rights and liberties of all individuals. For more information on the criminal justice reform legislation Representative Ocasio-Cortez supports, please click here