header image

All Posts

Pat Nolan to Conservatives – Correcting Incorrect Information about the FIRST STEP Act

To:              Fellow Conservatives From:          Pat Nolan Re:              Incorrect Information about the First Step Act Date:           May 29, 2018 Opponents of the First Step Act make two principal arguments against it: It “would require every federal prisoner, without

ACUF’s David Safavian Awards Oklahoma Sen. Greg Treat with the Charles W. Colson Legacy Award for Leadership in Criminal Justice Policy

Alexandria, VA – May 23, 2018 – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) recognized Oklahoma Senator Greg Treat (R-47th) for his work on criminal justice reform efforts in the Oklahoma legislature. Treat is the majority floor leader in the Oklahoma

Conservatives Praise Passage of Prison Reform Legislation

FIRST STEP Act Will Prepare Prisoners to Leave Prison Better Than They Enter Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2018 – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) hailed today’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, a major reform of

Improving Criminal Justice ‘Benefits All of Us’ – Q&A with CCJR Director Pat Nolan

Interview originally published on pewtrusts.org Pat Nolan is a leading voice in the national criminal justice reform movement. The former Republican member of the California State Assembly served 29 months in federal custody for racketeering during the 1990s, and after

Ask Gov. Snyder (MI) for Justice for Siwatu-Salama Ra

Sign our Petition here. Last summer in Michigan, Siwatu-Salama Ra got into a verbal dispute with a neighbor. The neighbor escalated it by ramming her car multiple times into Ra’s vehicle, while her mother and two-year old daughter were nearby.

Once you’ve done your time, you should be able to vote

Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune By Pat Nolan, Director, ACUF CCJR Each year tens of thousands of people return to their homes after paying their debts to society, yet they will still be punished. Millions of formerly incarcerated