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Alleviating the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children through Sentencing Reform

Memorandum To: United States Sentencing Commission From: Pat Nolan, American Conservative Union Foundation Patricia Allard, Justice Strategies Jessica Jackson, Cut50 Marc Levin, Right on Crime Coalition Arthur Rizer, R Street Institute Date: July 9, 2017 Pope Francis recently explained last

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

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