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Conservatives Push to Reform Failing Criminal Justice System

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For more than 40 years, conservatives have been associated with “get tough” anti-crime policies, including stiff mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Today, however, a new generation of conservative leaders is promoting a new approach that is tough on crime without being tough on taxpayers. Right-leaning governors and state legislators have championed ...

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ACCJR Chairman Bernie Kerik on President Obama’s Commutation of 46 Non-Violent Drug Offenders

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Former New York Police Commissioner and Chairman of the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform (ACCJR), Bernie Kerik in response to today’s announcement by President Barack Obama regarding the commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders issued the following statement:  The American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform applauds President Obama’s commutation of 46 non-violent drug ...

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Why One of the Country’s Toughest Cops Says We’re Overcriminalizing America

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From the Daily Signal Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik was known as one of America’s toughest crime fighters. Then, as he details in his new book, “From Jailer to Jailed,” Kerik found himself convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to four years behind bars. This experience has ...

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Bernie Kerik: Solitary Confinement Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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From NewsMax.com Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik says that he considers solitary confinement to be cruel and unusual punishment, and that it’s important to consider the long-term effects of how prisoners are treated, especially those who will return to society. “There’s a purpose and a use for ...

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American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Launched

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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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Criminal Justice Reform at CPAC (Video)

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Bernard Kerik to CPAC: Prison System Broken, Needs Reform “I know the system, and I know it’s broken,” Kerik said Friday in a panel discussion on criminal justice reform at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Kerik said that when he entered federal prison, he expected to meet some very ...

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