On Wednesday, December 5, business leaders and prominent skilled labor networks, including the National Association of Homebuilders, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and the U.S. Chamber, joined with Justice Action Network in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, urging support for […]
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Monday singled out Sen. Mitch McConnell as the one person who can make a vote on the criminal justice reform bill happen and called for public pressure on the majority leader. Paul, speaking at the Louisville Urban League, said McConnell, the state’s senior senator, is the one person who […]
President Trump has courageously thrown his weight behind a reform bill that will dramatically improve how we rehabilitate criminals and help keep them out of overcrowded prisons. Joining him are a majority in the Senate as well as numerous groups representing law enforcers and prosecutors, including former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. The problem: A […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) co-sponsored the First Step Act, bipartisan legislation to reform America’s criminal justice system. The First Step Act combines prison reform proposals that overwhelmingly passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year with sentencing reform provisions from the broadly bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which was approved by the […]
The First Step Act is good common sense conservative criminal justice reform. It is similar to reforms implemented in tough conservative states. It will make communities safer and families stronger. The bill consists of two main elements: prison reform to reduce recidivism by encouraging participation in rehabilitation and re-entry programs; and sentencing reforms, which end […]
One of the worst parts of growing up with a father in and out of prison was the isolation and shame I felt. It was not for another decade that I even heard the words “children of incarcerated parents”—a group I was part of although I had never known it existed. It turns out that […]
By: Daniel McCoy Mark Holden, who has spearheaded the push for criminal justice reform by Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., was honored for that work this week by a national organization focused on prison outreach. Holden was presented Thursday with Prison Fellowship’s 2018 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award at an event in Washington D.C. The […]
North Carolina is a leader in smart justice reform, improving public safety while reducing our prison population. While states from Texas to South Carolina have done the same, it is time for a change on both state and federal levels. The current administration and congressional leaders have signaled support for combining prison reform and sentencing […]
By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) — The Supreme Court on Thursday will consider an exception to the Fifth Amendment’s ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump’s pardon power as it applies to the Robert Mueller probe.
Conservatives have always been for law and order, obviously. There will always be bad people in this world who deserve punishment. Sometimes it needs to be swift and severe punishment. It’s ridiculous that I should even be saying this.