Robert Vick for TX-SD22 Robert Vick for TX-SD22 Robert Vick for Texas Senate Home Meet Robert Blog Positions Strong Public Education Policies Healthcare Labor Rights Support for Teachers Cannabis Reform Environmental Priorities Gun Violence Prevention Criminal Justice Reform Encouraging Democracy Contact & Volunteer Donate! Robert Vick for Texas Senate Criminal Justice Reform I will support legislation that prohibits State and local governments from contracting with private prisons, jails, and detention facilities. We must soundly reject and replace the excruciatingly unfair money bail system and replace it with a risk-assessment bail system. I support enacting legislation that requires people suspected of minor, non-violent misdemeanors be issued a summons to appear in court rather than placed under arrest. I believe ex-offenders should have more access to rehabilitation and re-entry programs and support reversing policies that deny student loans and grants to those who have completed their sentence. I support efforts to place a stronger emphasis on compensation to crime victims by the criminals themselves. I will support legislation that treats drug use as a public health challenge rather than a crime.