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Criminal Justice Reform Isn’t ‘Soft on Crime’

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Law enforcement officers, taxpayers, prosecutors—and anyone else—who oppose criminal justice or prison reform are either ill-informed on the issues or are looking at the situation through the wrong end of the telescope. As United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote: “The criminal justice system in the United States today ...

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Kerik: Compel the Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on Criminal Justice Reform

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Last week, 24 million viewers were glued to their televisions for the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. This wasn’t just good for Fox News and its ratings, but great news for our country. Americans care about the future of this nation. However, an historic opportunity was missed to ...

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Kerik: New York City’s Glaring Lack of Leadership and Accountability on Jails

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ACCJR Spokesman Bernard Kerik’s editorial in The New York Observer According to a recent report in the New York Times, the U.S. Department of Justice, prison reform advocates and New York City officials are in the final stages of a negotiated agreement to address violence, corruption and mismanagement that has ...

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A Time for Criminal Justice Reform

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High school dropout. U.S. Army Military Police Officer. Highly decorated undercover cop and narcotics detective. New York City Department of Correction Commissioner. Police Commissioner of the City of New York. United States Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee. Convicted Felon. My life has been a series of highs and lows. But ...

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