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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Texas' newly signed Sandra Bland Act sets example for rest of the nation

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Originally published on USAtoday.com


On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state's Sandra Bland Act, named after the black woman who was found dead in a Waller County jail cell, into law.

Opioid Addictions won't be Cured by Tough Sentences

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By Pat Nolan and Newt Gingrich 

Originally Posted on FoxNews.com


One of the most important promises President Trump made during the campaign was his pledge to end the opioid epidemic - and he has taken some strong steps toward making good on that promise, including the creation of a commission and almost a half billion dollars in new funding.