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Another Fault of the Criminal Justice System

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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.

Alleviating the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children through Sentencing Reform

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Memorandum

To: United States Sentencing Commission   

              

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, DC, 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.

Pat Nolan Provides Testimony before The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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TESTIMONY OF PAT NOLAN

 DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION’S

CENTER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

HEARING ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AND EFFORTS

TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM

JUNE 28, 2017

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Pew Analysis Finds No Relationship Between Drug Imprisonment and Drug Problems

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Originally posted on PewTrusts.org


On June 19, 2017, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted a letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, outlining an analysis of whether state drug imprisonment rates are linked to the nature and extent of state drug problems—a key question as the nation faces an escalating opioid epidemic. Pew compared publicly available data from law enforcement, corrections, and health agencies from all 50 states.