The quest for criminal justice reform has been a decades long failure. It continues to fail because it remains just a political stump hot topic. Everyone wants to start “a conversation” about prison reform. The sad reality is, it never gets past the conversation. The truth is, criminal justice reform has been talked to death. Every administration since President Johnson has promised reform. It’s time we got past the conversation. 2.5 million men and women incarcerated in the U.S., the majority of them over charged and severely over sentenced. It’s time we convince our families and friends to DEMAND true reform from their elected Representatives. Most of our relatives and friends vote. The epitome is they rarely, or in most cases never call their Representatives with their concerns. Exercising, your rights entails more than just going to the polls to vote! You must use your voice by calling your Representatives and DEMAND that they represent your interest. Unless we the people demand results from our Representatives for criminal justice reform. The “power of the people” will remain powerless and, prison reform will stay just a hollow political stump promise. Use your voice!!!!!