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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

Originally published on

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

Originally Published on

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

ACUF Supports Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has introduced The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, legislation aimed at reforming our broken sentencing and corrections system and refocusing the country’s criminal-justice policies. The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) applauds the many commendable facets of this legislation and Chairman Grassley’s focus on revitalizing and modernizing our fragmented sentencing and corrections system.

Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform

You don’t hear about it much, but 31 mostly red states have reduced both crime and imprisonment.


By Grover Norquist

Originally posted on

Every so often I’m asked to list the conservative movement’s most important recent accomplishments. One always ranks near the top: criminal justice reform.