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ACU Joins Bipartisan Coalition Calling for Asset Forfeiture reform

Today, the American Conservative Union joined a bipartisan coalition calling for the urgent need to reform our asset forfeiture laws. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to amend the CJS appropriations bill when it is considered in the House of

Guest column: Give Louisiana justice reforms time to work

By David Safavian and Louisiana State Rep. Julie Emerson (R-Carencro) Originally published in The Advocate. Coming in first is generally something to be proud of. For instance, LSU football winning the BCS National Championship in 2007, or the New Orleans

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

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