Bernie Kerik

Former NYPD Commissioner Backs Criminal Justice Reforms


Conservatives with hands-on experience with the criminal justice system know that reforms are desperately needed.  Today, former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik reached out to

ACUF’s Pat Nolan on Release of the Report of the Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections

Statement of ACU Foundation’s Pat Nolan on Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections Report Release:

WASHINGTON DC – “The current federal

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U.S. firm alleges China’s government colluded with local competitor

By Simon Denyer and Ellen Nakashima

BEIJING — When an American company named Vringo discovered that ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications giant, had been using


US Should Get Tough On Chinese IP Theft, Committee Warns

By Emma Woollacott

IP theft is costing the US as much as $300 billion a year, a government report warns, with China by far


Design Patents in China: Applications, Infringement and Enforcement

By Chris Neumeyer

Design patents have been making the news. Last summer, Apple’s $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung was famously based, in part, on


Chinese Patent-Infringer Backs US Patent Reform

By Peter Fricke

Needed a reason to be skeptical of U.S. patent reform? Here it is: Reform efforts now have the support of a


Popular Wrench Fights a Chinese Rival


Last Christmas, Sears had a brisk seller in the Bionic Wrench, an award-winning, patented tool with spiffy lime green accents. This

Don’t hit the brakes on small inventors

By: Jeffrey Birchak

Donald C. Miller wanted to make the world’s fastest bike. A cycling enthusiast, he embarked on this quest in 1998 and


Time to Restore Patent Property Rights

Time to Restore Patent Property Rights by James Edwards 30 Dec 2015

If you believed property rights are critically important, then you’d call

Women in jail

This Is Why Women Are the Fastest-Growing Prison Population

by Valentina Zarya    twitter: @valzarya

The ranks of female prisoners are surging nearly twice as fast as men’s.

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Pew Public Safety Performance Project - Excellent source for data-driven, fiscally sound policies and practices in the criminal and juvenile justice systems that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs.

Right on Crime - Prominent Conservative leaders working to make sensible and proven reforms to our criminal justice system - policies that will cut prison costs while keeping the public safe.

Heritage Foundation, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies - Excellent source for Information about overcriminalization and its impact on American society.

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - Advocates solutions that refocus criminal justice resources on dangerous offenders and put the right programs in place to hold non-violent offenders accountable while providing them with the resources they need to become contributing members of society. The Justice Performance Project focuses on three key areas: Corrections and Reentry, Pretrial Release and Overcriminalization.

CATO Institute - Libertarian perspective on criminal laws and their impact on a free society

Justice Fellowship - The criminal justice reform arm of Prison Fellowship. JF works to reform the justice system to reflect traditional principles of restorative justice.

National Reentry Resource Center - Provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.

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Sentencing Project - Works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

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