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.
You don’t hear about it much, but 31 mostly red states have reduced both crime and imprisonment.
By Grover Norquist
Originally posted on WSJ.com
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.
Originally Posted on WashingtonExaminer.com
The White House Office of American Innovation, led by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, hosted a roundtable on Thursday to discuss the reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals back into society.
The American Conservative Union is working to protect property rights and states’ rights from an overzealous Justice Department. A coalition of bipartisan groups committed to reform have written the U.S. House of Representatives asking to support amendments that would force the Department of Justice to respect states’ rights and not circumvent state limits on asset forfeiture:
Originally Posted on WashingtonPost.com
RICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie on Wednesday called for criminal justice reform that goes beyond what the GOP-controlled state legislature has so far been willing to embrace, including raising the state’s felony threshold to $500 from $200 and softening marijuana enforcement.