Sep 28, 2016    |    News

How Should Christians Respond to Rising Crime?

by Craig Deroche

The FBI announced new crime rates Monday, with troubling spikes in homicides across several major U.S. cities including Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C. While the numbers fall short of showing a national trend, sensationalized headlines…

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Sep 21, 2016    |    News

Modernizing the justice system

by Governor Mary Fallin

As governor of Oklahoma, I’ve seen first-hand the profound impact incarceration has had on our families, children, communities and state. Our first priority will always be keeping the public safe from dangerous people, but now…

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Sep 20, 2016    |    News

Norquist: We Have Come “Too Far” to Let This Effort Die

by Krista Chavez

Last week, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson co-authored an opinion article for National Review, stressing the opportunity with…

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Sep 19, 2016    |    News

Criminal Justice Reform Bills Are On The Table In Congress. Now It Needs To Pass Them.

by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Over the course of the past three years, Congress has made criminal justice reform a priority. In 2013, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) created the Over-criminalization Task Force which examined the depth, seriousness, and…

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Sep 16, 2016    |    News

Criminal justice reform doesn’t have to mean ‘soft on crime’

by Arthur Rizer

The phrase “criminal justice reform” is loaded with emotional impact. To some, the words translate to “soft on crime,” which has been a political mantra and damning epithet for more than 30 years. To others,…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    News

Justice reform could save almost $800M if Congress acts

by Taylor Millard

I wrote last week how justice reform is fiscally conservative, specifically looking at a Texas Public Policy Foundation study on incarceration vs. treatment. The potential savings are even more massive on a federal level where…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    News

Russell Moore, Faith Group Leaders Urge Republicans to Pass Prison Reform as a ‘Conservative Legacy’

by Samuel Smith

Leading Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore and other faith group leaders have sent a letter calling out Congress for lagging far behind the states in passing common-sense criminal justice reforms, arguing these reforms are…

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Sep 12, 2016    |    News

Grassley Remarks on Criminal Justice Reform before the Aleph Institute

Prepared Remarks by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee To the Aleph Institute S. 2123, The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Thank you, Rabbi Liskar and the Aleph Institute for…

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Sep 9, 2016    |    News

House Freedom Caucus should support justice reform this fall

by Nathan Leamer

Recently, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gave a much-needed boost to efforts in the House of Representatives to pass criminal justice reform, telling NPR that he expected to have a package ready for votes in September.…

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Aug 31, 2016    |    News

Hernandez: Goodlatte can lead on criminal justice reform

by J.C. Hernandez

As a millennial, I shudder to think of how many of my peers are spending their best years trapped in prison, with little hope of ever getting out or atoning for youthful mistakes. While there…

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