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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,

Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans

By Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)  Originally Posted on RealClearPolicy.com Reason tells us that government poses no threat to law-abiding citizens — that local and federal authorities are primarily necessary to protect society from mischief makers. At the same time, the

Former Prosecutor Praises ACUF on Mandatory Minimums

A False Move on Prison Sentences By Patrick Nightingale Originally Posted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazatte Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House approved a bill to reinstate some mandatory minimum prison sentences. These laws require one-size-fits-all punishments and prevent judges from

Conservatives Support Limits on Solitary Confinement

By David Safavian and Chris McNutt, ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform Originally Posted on SantaFeNewMexican.com Winston Churchill once famously noted: “One of the best tests of whether we are truly a civilized people is the temper and mood of

Criminal Justice Reform shouldn’t die with Trump and Conservatives

By David Safavian, Deputy Director, ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform  Originally posted on TheHill.com According to the mainstream media, the fight for criminal justice reform is over once Donald Trump is inaugurated. A few Republicans are even gleeful at the prospect