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Justice reform is real and conservative governors are leading the way

By Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY)

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During the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I participated in a national panel on criminal justice reform with like-minded, conservative governors Nathan Deal of Georgia and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma. 

Is It Time for Criminologists to Step Outside the Ivory Tower?

By Erik Luna 

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Polls show that Americans are more polarized than at any point in the past quarter-century. Partisanship now plagues virtually everything we do, even a once-unifying cultural ritual like watching football on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

Can Jared Kushner Save Criminal Justice Reform?


By Justin George

Originally published on

In 2005, Jared Kushner, the 20-something scion of a leading New York real estate family, boarded a private jet with his mother and other family members.

They flew into Washington Dulles International Airport to meet a man who could help them navigate the next 14 months without the family patriarch. Charles Kushner had pleaded guilty to illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering and had been sent to an Alabama prison camp.

Op-ed: Hatch, Lee and the battle over criminal intent

By David Safavian and Kaitlin Owens

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Did you know it’s a federal crime to write a check for less than a dollar? So are walking your dog in a national park if your leash is longer than 6 feet and digging for arrowheads on federal lands. As harmless as each of these examples appears, any one could land you in federal prison.

A Conservative seeking a better Federal Prison System


By David Safavian and Patrick Plein

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Only a government program can fail a third of the time and still be allowed to operate without accountability or change.