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Pregnant and imprisoned: The crisis thousands of women are facing

By Kaitlin Owens and Emily Mooney Originally published in TheHill Imagine you are a white-collar offender, who has just been arrested. As you wait for your trial, in prison, you find out you’re pregnant. Plagued with the reality that there are

First Step Act will move prison reform forward

Originally published in The Tennessean By David Safavian and Dr. Russell Moore One of the clear goals of this administration has been to roll back government overreach in order to provide greater opportunities for Americans. In February, President Trump explained

Center-Right coalition urges DOJ to continue to fund JRI 

ACU joined with several center right organizations urging the Department of Justice to continue their funding of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), which has helped over 35 states reform their justice systems, reducing crimes, costs, and incarceration rates along the

Trump gives thumbs up to prison sentencing reform bill at pivotal meeting

Originally published in TheHill President Trump has told Republican senators that he’s open to a new proposal on prison and sentencing reform, giving new life to an issue that seemed hopelessly stalled on Capitol Hill. The compromise presented to Trump by

ACU joins bipartisan coalition calling for Asset Forfeiture reform

Today, the American Conservative Union joined a bipartisan coalition calling for the urgent need to reform our asset forfeiture laws. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to amend the CJS appropriations bill when it is considered in the House of

Guest column: Give Louisiana justice reforms time to work

By David Safavian and Louisiana State Rep. Julie Emerson (R-Carencro) Originally published in The Advocate. Coming in first is generally something to be proud of. For instance, LSU football winning the BCS National Championship in 2007, or the New Orleans