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Op-ed: Hatch, Lee and the battle over criminal intent

By David Safavian and Kaitlin Owens Originally published on DeseretNews.com Did you know it’s a federal crime to write a check for less than a dollar? So are walking your dog in a national park if your leash is longer than

A Conservative seeking a better Federal Prison System

By David Safavian and Patrick Plein Originally Published on WashingtonExaminer.com Only a government program can fail a third of the time and still be allowed to operate without accountability or change. Sound preposterous? It shouldn’t. This kind of monumental failure has

ACUF Supports Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has introduced The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, legislation aimed at reforming our broken sentencing and corrections system and refocusing the country’s criminal-justice policies. The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) applauds the many commendable

Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform

You don’t hear about it much, but 31 mostly red states have reduced both crime and imprisonment. By Grover Norquist Originally posted on WSJ.com Every so often I’m asked to list the conservative movement’s most important recent accomplishments. One always ranks

ACUF’s Pat Nolan Attends White House Roundtable on Prisoner Re-Entry

Originally Posted on WashingtonExaminer.com The White House Office of American Innovation, led by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, hosted a roundtable on Thursday to discuss the reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals back into society. According to a White House official, the

Gillespie touts Criminal Justice Reform beyond what GOP Legislature has Embraced

Originally Posted on WashingtonPost.com RICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie on Wednesday called for criminal justice reform that goes beyond what the GOP-controlled state legislature has so far been willing to embrace, including raising the state’s felony threshold to $500