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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

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

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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