USJAN Joins Sen. Proos at Justice Reform Signing Ceremony to Celebrate Safer Communities and Reduced Recidivism

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The U.S. Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in Michigan and across the country, joined Senator John Proos at the signing ceremony for his justice reform package. The common-sense, data-driven reforms passed the statehouse with a strong bipartisan vote, and will improve public safety and safely reduce the Michigan prison population. Jenna Moll, Deputy Director, U.S. Justice Action Network: “We’re proud to stand alongside Senator John Proos and celebrate his leadership on pushing through these bipartisan reforms to the parole, probation and prison systems. The broad support for these bills proves Michiganders are serious about the need to make their communities safer, and …

NEW VIDEO: Coast to Coast, States Are Leading the Way on Justice Reforms That Will Improve Public Safety

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**CLICK HERE TO WATCH “JUSTICE REFORM: STATES LEAD”** **CLICK HERE FOR A SUMMARY OF STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES**  The U.S. Justice Action Network today unveiled a new video showing how states are prioritizing criminal justice reform this year. The video, titled “Justice Reform: States Lead,” highlights five State of the State addresses from governors in states red and blue, north and south, east and west who have included justice reform on their 2017 agenda. All told, at least 27 governors have highlighted justice reform in their addresses. The U.S. Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system in states and at the federal level, …

Pennsylvania is Buzzing About Bipartisan Justice Reform

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Today, Pennsylvanians are reading about just how strong the support is across the Commonwealth for bipartisan justice reform. Sens. Stewart Greenleaf, Scott Wagner joined with Sen. Anthony Williams, Rep. Jordan Harris and the U.S. Justice Action Network to unveil a new poll that shows a mandate from Pennsylvania voters for just-announced clean slate legislation and other reform policies. Read more here:  Philly Inquirer: Blue, red, urban, rural — Pennsylvania voters back help for ex-offenders “Pennsylvanians — Republicans, Democrats, Philadelphians, suburbanites, people from upstate and mid-state Pennsylvania — overwhelmingly believe that the state’s legislature and criminal justice system need to do more to help ex-offenders keep from committing another crime, according to a …

Senator Wagner Joined by Sens. Greenleaf, Williams, Rep. Harris and U.S Justice Action Network, Announces New Legislation to Reduce Recidivism and Grow Pennsylvania’s Workforce

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**VIEW FULL RESULTS OF THE POLL HERE** Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Justice Action Network released a new poll of Pennsylvania voters that shows overwhelming bipartisan support for reforms to the state’s justice system. Conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, the poll shows that Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters strongly favor breaking down barriers to help those with a criminal record towards a productive, law-abiding life so they do not return to prison, including sealing criminal records for certain offenses.  The results of the poll come as Sen. Scott Wagner announced he was introducing Senate Bill 529, otherwise known as “Clean Slate” legislation, that would automatically seal the records for …

NEW POLL: Overwhelming Majority of Arizona Voters Support Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

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73% of Arizona Voters Believe Civil Asset Forfeiture Needs Reform **View Full Results Here** The U.S. Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan group working to reform the justice system in Arizona and around the country, today released new polling, which showed a majority of voters across Arizona support civil asset forfeiture reform and protecting the rights of property owners. The poll comes at a time when the Arizona Senate is considering a bill that would reform the state’s forfeiture laws, H.B. 2477, a bill that unanimously passed the House in February. H.B. 2477, introduced by Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, would increase the proof required before the state may permanently forfeit a …