URGENT: Pass Probation Reform Before June 30.
We're running out of time.
The 2023 legislative session is almost over, but for individuals returning home after incarceration, the hurdles to successful reentry remain substantial. Over 10,000 Delawareans are subject to the extreme obstacles that the state’s current probation system presents.
Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Marie Pinkney and Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, aims to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent those recently released from prison from successfully rejoining society. As proposed, SB 4 would:
- Enable the customization of probation conditions to individual needs.
- Require the collection and publication of data on probation and people on probation.
- Invest in community-based reentry programs.
- Limit probation terms for most crimes to one year.
With just days left of this year’s legislative session, there’s absolutely no time to waste.
We need you to send a message to your state Senator urging them to pass SB 4 NOW. It’s past time to transform our broken probation system from surveillance and punishment to a system that encourages support, guidance, and true rehabilitation.
To read the full report on our broken probation system from the Delaware Campaign for Smart Justice and the ACLU of Delaware, check out PeopleNotProbation.com