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Unshackled- America's Broken Justice System

The United States of America is home to 5% of the world's population, yet we house nearly 25% of the world's prisoners. Is our Justice system serving the people as well as it should be?

Unshackled- America's Broken Justice System

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Criminal Justice Reform at CPAC 2018

Second Chance: The Conservative Stance on Criminal Justice Reform

 

The Political Weaponization of Prosecutions

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ACUF applauds approach taken with SAFE Justice Act

In February, ACUF's Center for Criminal Justice Reform sent a letter to members of Congress applauding the approach taken by the SAFE Justice Act, legislation sponsored by Reps. Jason Lewis (R-MN) and Bobby Scott (D-NY). This legislation contains principles that have been proven to reduce incarceration, the burden on taxpayers, and most importantly crime rates in states like Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. Read the letter below: 

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Group of Bipartisan Organizations send Letter to Congress in Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform

On Thursday, a group of Bipartisan Organizations sent a letter to Congress urging the inclusion of the House-passed amendments regarding civil forfeiture be included in the year-long appropriations bill. You can read the letter below: 

Senators send Letter to Colleagues urging Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform

ACUF wants to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to go after major drug dealers. But too often, our police and prosecutors overuse civil asset forfeiture, often times relying on forfeiture funds to pad their budgets. Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take a citizen’s property based on the mere suspicion that it is connected to a crime. To get it back, the burden falls on the owner (at his/her own expense) to prove otherwise. Last September, the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to put reasonable restrictions on asset forfeiture.  If you want to voice your opinion to the people who will be deciding whether to keep these restrictions in place, please call both of your Senators. They can be reached at: 202-224-3121. To stay connected to ACUF on this issue, please click here.

House Members send letter is Support of Asset Forfeiture Reform

ACUF wants to ensure that law enforcement has the tools to go after major drug dealers. But too often, our police and prosecutors overuse civil asset forfeiture, often times relying on forfeiture funds to pad their budgets. Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take a citizen’s property based on the mere suspicion that it is connected to a crime. To get it back, the burden falls on the owner (at his/her own expense) to prove otherwise. Last September, the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to put reasonable restrictions on asset forfeiture.  If you want to voice your opinion to the people who will be deciding whether to keep these restrictions in place, please call both of your Senators. They can be reached at: 202-224-3121. To stay connected to ACUF on this issue, please click here.

Opioid deaths are a health crisis -- Treatment, not jail, is the cure

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By Pat Nolan and Newt Gingrich 

Originally published on FoxNews.com


About 91 Americans are expected to die today and every day from opioid overdoses. Over 300,000 have died since the year 2000, surpassing vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional deaths. The economic toll is estimated to be a staggering $78.5 billion per year nationwide.

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