Years in the Making: Justice Action Network Applauds Minnesota Legislature for Passing Major, Transformational Criminal Justice Reforms

The Justice Action Network (JAN) commends the Minnesota legislature for passing several major and transformative criminal justice reforms late last night. The reform provisions—some of which are years in the making—were included in the conference report for SF2909 passed by both chambers and represent a significant step towards creating a fairer and more equitable justice system for all Minnesotans while significantly expanding opportunities for a true second chance.

“At the heart of all the reforms passed by the Minnesota legislature yesterday is the fundamental recognition that those who have made a mistake and dedicated themselves to earning a second chance should be able to obtain one, and that Minnesotans who are either incarcerated, serving a sentence in their communities, or who have a past criminal record deserve to be treated with dignity,” said Lauren Krisai, Deputy Director of the Justice Action Network, “We want to thank all the sponsors of the important pieces of legislation included in the conference report for their dedication and tireless advocacy, as well as the stakeholders, partner organizations, and advocates who worked alongside JAN or led the charge on these important reforms.”

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