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ACUF's Pat Nolan Attends White House Roundtable on Prisoner Re-Entry

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 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.

Broad Coalition Support emerges for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

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:

Gillespie touts Criminal Justice Reform beyond what GOP Legislature has Embraced


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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. 

ACU Leads Center-Right Coalition Urging Congress to Limit Asset Forfeiture

The American Conservative Union led a coalition of seven reform minded groups in asking House Leaders for a vote on an Asset Forfeiture amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation bill:

Re: Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendments to CJS Appropriations


We have Standards to stop Prison Rape. Why were Rapists allowed to Enforce them?

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When three prison officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn were charged in May with sexually assaulting at least six women in their custody, it did not come as a surprise. The federal prison has been plagued by scandal in recent years, including two highprofile cases of staff sexual misconduct.