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ACCJR Supports The Sentencing Reform Act of 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  November 18, 2015 – Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote, The Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3713) designed to reform federal sentencing laws.  This bi-partisan initiative reduces certain mandatory minimums for drug offenses, including the three-strike mandatory life sentence to 25 years and the ...

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ACCJR Supports Ban On Hiring Bias, Urges Further Reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C. November 2, 2015 – President Obama announced yesterday a new executive order to reduce potential discrimination against former convicts in the hiring process for federal government employees. The White House said the president’s order would take immediate action, mandating that the federal government’s HR department “delay inquiries into criminal history until later ...

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White House Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform

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Washington, DC, October 23, 2015 – Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner (Retired) and Co-Founder of The American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform joined dozens of police chiefs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorney generals at a panel discussion on criminal justice reform – to discuss the reduction ...

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Bernie Kerik led American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform Supports End of Civic Forfeiture Laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C. October 8, 2015 – Bernie Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner and co-founder of the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform, commends House members and supports the passing of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform legislation introduced today by House Judiciary Committee Members, Reps. Goodlatte (R-VA- 6), Conyers ...

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Bi-Partisan Senate Agreement Lacks Mens Rea and Civic Asset Forfeiture

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  October 1, 2015 – Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik praised members of the United States Senate Wednesday for moving ahead with legislation to bring much needed reform to the federal prison system but criticized the bill for not going further. “I’m very happy to see the Senate ...

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American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Launched

American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2015 For more information contact: Bruce Fryer bfryer@sanitasint.com or (202) 455-4527   American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Launched ACCJR to advocate for common sense, statistic-based initiatives to update criminal justice system Today Bernard Kerik, City of New York, Police Commissioner- Retired will launch The ...

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STATEMENT BY BERNARD B. KERIK on RECIDIVISM REDUCTION, AND ELIMINATING COSTS FOR TAXPAYERS IN OUR NATIONAL SYSTEM (CORRECTIONS) ACT

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MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY BERNARD B. KERIK, FORMER NEW YORK CITY POLICE AND CORRECTION COMMISSIONER REGARDING THE CORRECTIONS OVERSIGHT, RECIDIVISM REDUCTION, AND ELIMINATING COSTS FOR TAXPAYERS IN OUR NATIONAL SYSTEM (CORRECTIONS) ACT February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse ...

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