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

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. Bland’s case was a controversial one. In

Marcus Bullock: Flikshop and Life After Prison

Facebook LIVE: Marcus Bullock, CEO of Flikshop, sat down with us to talk about re-entry programming in prison, barriers to entering the job market with a criminal record, and his tech start-up working to keep families of the incarcerated in

Opioid Addictions won’t be Cured by Tough Sentences

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

“Raise The Age” Bill Gains Momentum in NC Legislature

Rep. Chuck McGrady Leads the Effort to Offer Second Chances to Youth Offenders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform released a statement today regarding the advancement of

“Raise The Age” Bill Gains Momentum in NC Legislature

Rep. Chuck McGrady Leads the Effort to Offer Second Chances to Youth Offenders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform released a statement today regarding the advancement of

NC Chief Justice urges Passage of “Raise the Age” Legislation

Originally posted on ABC11.com Raleigh, North Carolina –North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin urged legislators Monday not to let North Carolina become the only remaining state that automatically tries 16- and 17-year-olds in criminal court, but to pass