Aug 2, 2016    |    News

Sunday’s letters: Criminal Justice Reform

by Justin Finigan

I would like to begin by thanking Congressman Trey Gowdy for his hard work and leadership while serving in Congress. In particular, I applaud his work to carefully examine the criminal justice reform legislation currently…

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Aug 2, 2016    |    News Uncategorized

Criminal Justice Reform Has Made it into Both Party Platforms. That’s a Big Deal.

by Natasha Camhi

Usually party platforms, in all of their densely-written glory, do not make the short list of buzz topics on the election, and their release is not greeted with much fanfare. But this year, in a…

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Jul 22, 2016    |    Blog Post

Conservatives Highlight the Need for Criminal Justice Reform

At the Republican National Convention, Leading Republican Governors Joined Together to Highlight Their State Work On Criminal Justice Reform  Click Here To Watch A Video Premiered By The U.S. Justice Action Network Called “Changing Laws,…

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Jul 20, 2016    |    News

Governors Deal, Fallin and Bevin: How we are transforming our states’ justice systems

by Nathan Deal, Mary Fallin, Matt Bevin

President Ronald Reagan once famously said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” No one could have seen it at the time, but…

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Jul 20, 2016    |    News

Some Republicans push criminal-justice reform in Cleveland

by Jim Provance

CLEVELAND — Arguing that being smart on crime doesn’t equate to being soft on crime, some Republicans are trying to convince fellow conservatives at their national convention to embrace justice and sentencing reform. It’s an…

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Jul 20, 2016    |    News

GOP Governors Push for Criminal Justice Reform

by David Avella

At the age of 18, West Powell stole two car radios. According to his testimony, given earlier this year at the Kentucky State Capitol, he was unable to afford one for his Chevy Cavalier and…

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Jul 20, 2016    |    News

The GOP Platform on Criminal Justice

by Robert VerBruggen

A source has provided TAC with the criminal-justice language from the new GOP platform (which will not become official until next week). It’s not a dramatic departure from the 2012 language—available starting on page 37 here—but…

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Jul 15, 2016    |    News

Ryan Says House Will Vote on Criminal Justice Reform Bills in September

by C.J. Ciaramella

The House will consider a package of six criminal justice reform bills in September, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Friday. As I reported earlier this week, the…

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Jul 14, 2016    |    News

Grassroots Effort For Criminal Justice Reform

Originally published by WMUR By John DiStaso We first reported on June 16 on a new nonprofit group, the Project for Opportunity and Safety, formed to support the passage of “commonsense, conservative reforms” through the…

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Jul 11, 2016    |    News

Criminal justice reform: Fairer to all communities, safer for our police

Originally published by Red Alert Politics By: Phalen Kuckuck Twice in two days, black men were shot and killed by police officers. Last night, five police officers were killed while protecting a protest in Dallas. The common…

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