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Conservatives Praise Passage of Prison Reform Legislation

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Conservatives Praise Passage of Prison Reform Legislation;

Collins Bill Reflects Policy Proposals of the American Conservative Union

 

Alexandria, VA - May 9, 2018The American Conservative Union (ACU) and the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) are pleased at the progress being made on prison reforms. Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved the First Step Act (H.R. 5682) on a strong bi-partisan vote of 25-5. ACU and ACUF have long recommended that federal prisons should focus on doing a better job preparing inmates for release.

ACUF endorses two criminal justice proposals by Right on Crime

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ACUF Calls On BOP To Better Use Compassionate Release Authority For Sick And Elderly Offenders

The ACU Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform is working closely with FreedomWorks, the R Street Institute, Families Against Mandatory Minimums and a number of faith-based organizations to address the important issue of our aging prison population. Read more below:  

Major Conservative Groups Call For Reform of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

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Aside from Questions of Fairness, Forfeiture Undermines the Public’s Confidence in Law Enforcement

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Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in collaboration with six other center-right groups sent a letter to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees calling for legislation to reform federal civil asset forfeiture. The letter was sent in response to Attorney-General Sessions’ new asset forfeiture policy directives. 

ACUF and Others Ask Sentencing Commission to Research Impact of Parental Incarceration

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Another Fault of the Criminal Justice System: ACUF and Others Ask Sentencing Commission to Research Impact of Parental Incarceration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in partnership with four other organizations dedicated to criminal justice reform, issued a joint, bipartisan request for the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) to undertake research assessing how a parent's incarceration affects minor children.

House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Criminal Justice Reform

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ACUF Director Pat Nolan Provides Testimony on How to Improve the Federal System

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Washington, D.C. June 29, 2017 – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held an important hearing on criminal justice reform and recidivism issues. Pat Nolan, Director of the ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform, was invited to provide testimony on the need for change at the Bureau of Prisons. A copy of Nolan’s testimony can be found here.   

“Raise The Age” Bill Gains Momentum in NC Legislature

 

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Rep. Chuck McGrady Leads the Effort to Offer Second Chances to Youth Offenders

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Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform released a statement today regarding the advancement of juvenile justice reform in North Carolina. The North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday that would protect youth (ages 16 and 17) who commit low-level offenses from being charged as adults.

ACUF’s Pat Nolan Honored in New York City by the Vera Institute of Justice

Washington, DC, April 25th, 2017 – Pat Nolan, the director of The American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) Center for Criminal Justice Reform was honored by the Vera Institute of Justice at its 11th Annual “Reimagine Justice” Gala on Thursday April 20th in New York City. 

Justice Thomas’s Criticism Recognizes Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Reforms to the unconstitutional practice are necessary, says CCJR’s Pat Nolan

Washington, DC, March 14, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to hear a challenge to the case of Leonard v. Texas, and the state’s abusive civil asset forfeiture laws. 

ACU Foundation to Host Two Panels on Criminal Justice Reform at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

Washington, DC, February 22, 2017 The American Conservative Union Foundation will be hosting two major panels on criminal justice reform at ACUFs annual Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2017: Prosecutors Gone Wild and Conservatives Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform in State Capitals