I plan to immediately introduce legislation to decriminalize non-violent federal offenses such as minor marijuana possession charges. Investing in non-criminal medical treatment programs for heroin and other opioid addictions is also a critical step to improving the disparities in criminal justice reform. For-profit prisons should not exist in this country; and I will immediately work to defund them. I will also introduce legislation to prohibit the use of federal criminal records to deny a citizens of voting rights or general employment.