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November, 2016

  • 22 November

    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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October, 2016

  • 16 October

    ACCJR Spokesman Bernie Kerik Quoted in The Hill

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    “Whether it is the incarceration of young blacks sentenced to draconian sentences for low level, first-time, nonviolent drug offenses, or white-collar, first-time offenders sentenced to tens of years — and even life — in prison, one thing is for sure: We are creating a permanent American underclass of society that ...

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February, 2016

  • 22 February

    Kerik Pushes Back Against Criminal Justice Reform Opponents

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    Excerpted from “The GOP Argument Against Criminal Justice Reform Just Got Dismantled”  Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner who later served federal prison time, has completely dismantled conservative Republican arguments against a Senate bill that would reform the criminal justice system. Kerik, an advocate for justice reform, ...

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January, 2016

November, 2015

  • 20 November

    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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  • 3 November

    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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October, 2015