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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Clemency for Patrick Nolan

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Clemency for Patrick Nolan May 15, 2019 Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Patrick J. Nolan, a former Minority Leader of the California State Assembly.

Oklahoma is the nation’s No. 1 incarcerator, but it doesn’t have to be

Originally Published: Tulsa World Written by: David Safavian When this legislative session’s top criminal justice reform proposals were announced in January, the bipartisan coalition supporting them had a simple, modest goal. They wanted a slight incarceration rate reduction to change Oklahoma’s

Clean Slate Law opens doors for those who’ve earned it

Originally Published: The Salt Lake Tribune Written by: Eric Hutchins Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recently signed into law Utah’s Clean Slate bill, House Bill 431, legislation that I filed to help thousands of eligible Utahans expunge old criminal records. The bill, which received

Florida must follow Trump’s lead on criminal justice reform

Originally Published: Tallahassee Democrat Written by: David Safavian and Patrick Plein For too long, politicians on both sides of the aisle have ignored the consequences of operating an ineffective, inhumane and expensive criminal justice system. In D.C., it took a massive

Criminal-justice bill is first step as Florida leads the cause

Originally Published: Orlando Sentinel Written by: Mike Huckabee The past two weeks have seen important developments for criminal justice reform in Florida. The first was the Florida House articulating principles that underline an effective criminal justice system. The second was

Florida prison overhaul depends on tough talks

Originally Published: Sarasota Herald-Tribune Written by: John Kennedy The next two weeks at the Florida Capitol will determine whether state lawmakers enact what some have called the boldest criminal justice reform ever seen in the state. TALLAHASSEE — The next two