Trump Sends the Signal: The Time is Now to Pass Federal Criminal Justice Reform

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Justice Action Network Says White House Meeting Breathes New Life Into Bipartisan Reform, Which Is Both Smart Policy and Smart Politics    Washington, D.C. – The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in DC and across the country, issued the below statement following today’s White House meeting on prison reform, convened by President Donald Trump: “The ultimate plot twist of 2018 would be if President Trump accomplishes what previous administrations and advocates have been attempting for years: bipartisan justice reform,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “Enacting reforms isn’t only good policy, it’s good politics – especially for candidates …

JAN: Speaker Ryan Wants Justice Reform, So Let’s Vote

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Washington, D.C. – This morning, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan named criminal justice reform as a top priority for 2018 during an interview with CBS This Morning. The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system, expressed support and noted the momentum for reform at the federal level. “Speaker Ryan wants to pass justice reform in 2018, and it may not take much heavy lifting,” said Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “This continues to be the one issue that unites the right and the left, and we are convinced the votes are there right now to pass sentencing and corrections …

With Unanimous Vote on S.B. 33, Commonsense Justice Reforms Move to the Governor’s Desk

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The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in Ohio and across the country, released the following statement after the Ohio Senate unanimously concurred on Senate Bill 33. “With the unanimous concurrence of Senate Bill 33, Ohio has taken another step forward in right-sizing an out-of-control justice system,” said Holly Harris, the Executive Director of the Justice Action Network. “Thanks to the leadership of Senate President Larry Obhof, Sens. John Eklund, and Kevin Bacon, this commonsense legislation will create a safer Ohio, reducing recidivism rates and ensuring that valuable taxpayer resources are focused on true threats to our communities.” “But our work is far from over. …

Rising Star Conservative Governors Call for Justice Reform During RGA Meeting in Austin

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Right on Crime and the Justice Action Network Discuss Job-Creating Reforms at Forum Powered By Google Residents at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women Watched the Event Live AUSTIN, T.X. – Today, two fresh faces and rising stars in conservative politics, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, joined one of the country’s most well-respected justice reform policy experts, Marc Levin of Right on Crime, for a panel discussion focused on state successes in smart justice policies at Google’s headquarters in Austin. The event, organized by the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system, the Justice Action Network, debuted two short films to document the governors’ …

Bipartisan Senate Justice Reform Will Improve Public Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the criminal justice system, and its national partners, applauded the reintroduction of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act as an important step forward in fixing our broken system. This legislation, reintroduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), prioritizes public safety by ensuring the punishment fits the crime and focuses taxpayer resources on those who pose the greatest risk to our communities. The bill also includes important recidivism reduction programming that will help ensure those who leave prison do not commit new crimes. Holly Harris, Executive Director, Justice Action Network: “We thank Sens. Grassley and …