What can you do to support and promote common sense prison reform that will make Massachusetts a safer place while also easing the burden on our budget? Here are a few simple steps you can take:
Contact your legislator
Phone, e-mail, or visit your legislator and tell him or her that you support common sense prison reform. See the list of state legislators and their contact information here, and find out which elected officials represent you in the state and federal governments here.
Please contact the members of the House and Senate conference committee who are working on the Three Strikes bill and tell them that you support common sense prison reform, not costly and backwards policies that others states have already abandoned. For contact info, please click here.
Contact Governor Patrick
Contact Governor Patrick’s office and let him know that you support prison reform that promote public safety while easing costs. And tell him that you think the proposed Three Strikes law is dangerous and bad public policy.
Governor Patrick can be reached at:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Boston, MA 02133
888.870.7770 (in state)
Or you can e-mail him at http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/
Sign the Petition
Sign our Petition in support of prison reform that is smart, lowers taxpayers’ costs and protects the public – available here.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Make sure your local newspaper is aware of your support for common sense prison reform. For more information on contacting your local newspaper, please click here. To see a sample letter to your elected officials, please click here.