Inside Mississippi’s Asset Forfeiture Extortion Racket

Originally posted on by C.J. Ciaramella

It was the first time in Mississippi defense attorney Richard Rehfeldt’s long career that he


To reform our prisons, follow the states’ lead

Originally published by Washington Post By: Pat Nolan

The first priority of government is to keep our people safe. Violent, dangerous criminals belong


Dads Behind Bars Hold Their Kids for the 1st Time

Scottie Barns’ dad was a convicted drug dealer, and she’s never even been told “I love you” from him. He spent most of his life

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Inmates’ defective work

By: Pat Nolan Originally published on Washington Times

A scathing report of a joint investigation by the Justice Department’s Inspector General and

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This may be one reason so many federal prisoners end up back in jail

By: Michael Doyle


Three federal prisons in California and others nationwide appear to be falling short in preparing inmates for safe release into society,

A One- Man Justice Crusade in North Carolina

The Hon. I. Beverly “Bev” Lake, Jr., a former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, is not the likeliest of criminal justice reformers.


Hill Briefing: The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime will host a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “The Success of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform” on

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In Search of the Felon-Friendly Workplace

By: Mark Obbie

ST. LOUIS — Rick Plowman’s business, installing suspended ceilings in offices, schools and hotels, could use new blood. But hiring


Children Need a Father’s Influence, Even if the Dad Is in Jail

Like most dads in America I will fire up the grill this Sunday in celebration of Father’s Day. Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded

Pat Nolan in front of the White House

Don’t train kids to be felons in adult jails

By: Pat Nolan

The noted “tough on crime” criminologist John Dilulio once commented that “jailing youth with adult felons under Spartan conditions will merely

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