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- We shall not incarcerate persons who are mentally ill.
- We shall not incarcerate persons who are developmentally disabled.
- Juveniles shall never be housed in adult facilities.
- There shall be no death penalty.
- No one shall be sentenced to life without parole.
- There shall be no mandatory sentences, since they prevent adequate consideration of aggravating and mitigating circumstances.
- We shall utilize non-incarcerative sanctions whenever possible. Those include, but are not limited to:
- Forfeiture of all gains from economic crimes
- Therapeutic solutions
- Restorative/transformative justice (Alternative restorative justice programs shall be provided to an individual when the victim is unwilling to participate.)
- Community service
- Fines and fees based only upon one’s ability to pay.
- No one shall be sentenced to a prison term unless it will serve a greater purpose than incapacitation.
- The minimum sentence for any offense shall be only long enough to complete an appropriate, well-defined, treatment and training program. Programming shall be provided in a timely manner.
- Time added for aggravating circumstances shall not exceed the sentence for the basic crime.
- We shall not give significant weight to prior criminal history when crafting a sentence, without considering the probability that recidivism represents a failure of the justice system.
- Felony murder statutes shall be eliminated.
- All mandatory minimums shall be abolished.
- The cost of the sentence shall be identified at the time of sentencing.