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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

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

ACUF’s Pat Nolan Honored in New York City by the Vera Institute of Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25th, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pat Nolan, the director of The American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) Center for Criminal Justice Reform was honored by the Vera Institute of Justice at its 11th Annual “Reimagine Justice” Gala

Prison Reform Makes Mississippi Safer

By Pat Nolan Originally posted on ClarionLedger.com  Most conservatives believe government’s top priority should be public safety. We also know government is often inefficient and that other states have shown that we can be smarter about how we fight crime

A Call for Prosecutorial Oversight

By Pat Nolan and Kevin Ring  Originally posted on WashingtonExaminer.com The U.S. Senate recently approved Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate’s vote occurred only after Gorsuch answered hundreds of questions about his legal philosophy, temperament,