prison reform

Prison Is for the Guilty

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

To this point in the administration’s early days, it has admirably stood for a return to the rule of law in immigration enforcement. Attorney General Sessions could strike a blow for the return of constitutional principle by encouraging the high court to throw out groundless convictions and put an end to the responsible-corporate-officer doctrine.

The Least of These

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

This country has forgotten its most important lesson. The power of God is in the knowledge of God, and that power breaks death’s grip. In one prison, in one weekend, a lot of love was poured into a small number of prisoners. A helping of God was heaped upon a burning pit of demonic death, and for some, that evil fire was extinguished and replaced by a holy fire of God’s love. We know it works. It has always worked.

Philadelphia's Jim Kenny: Having A Mayor Like This Could Get You Killed

I offer this advice to the good people of Philadelphia; the fact that your Mayor is completely ignorant of the effects Islam is having on the security of your city makes Jim Kenny not just an idiot, but an idiot who could get you killed. Killed by one of the thousands of former and current prisoners who were, like Edward Archer, put on the path to jihad in an American prison and who are now only too happy to have you believe that the shooting of Police Officer Jesse Hartnett had “nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

Senator Jeff Sessions: Obama Seeks To Disarm Americans While Freeing Most Dangerous Criminals

The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is not disarming them.  The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is to arrest, prosecute, convict and jail criminal offenders, especially armed career criminals illegally using guns. This is the way to reduce gun violence.

Charles Koch's Crusade For Prison Reform

Roy Wenzlthe, Wichita Eagle

Charles Koch’s views on criminal justice system just may surprise you. After studying the U.S. criminal justice system, Charles Koch concluded that there are too many laws and too many prosecutions of nonviolent offenders.

Would YOU Expect To Get Shot For Jaywalking?

Senator Paul said of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, “If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot.”

An Opening for Bipartisanship on Prison Reform

Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan, Wall Street Journal

Most federal inmates are not violent offenders, and prison costs are projected to reach $6.9 billion in fiscal 2014.

The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty

Leon Neyfakh, Boston Globe

Can a few thinkers convince their party that a winning GOP issue is actually a costly, ineffective, anti-life government boondoggle? Richard Viguerie thinks so.

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

More state leaders are beginning to realize that criminal justice reform is a viable remedy for crime-ridden communities and bloated state budgets. Conservatives gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to effectively spread the message that reforms are consistent with conservative principles of reducing crime, saving taxpayer money, and protecting family values.

Obama Aims to Give Clemency to More Drug Offenders

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Nonviolent drug convicts who have served long sentences could leave prison sooner, as President Barack Obama plans to consider additional clemency applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Eric Holder Pushes Reduced Drug Sentences

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

A.G. Eric Holder endorsed shorter prison sentences for most drug offenders, saying the U.S. was wasting money on overcrowded jails and that the stiffest penalties should be reserved for violent crimes.

End Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

George Will, Newsmax

The policy of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses has empowered the government to effectively nullify the constitutional right to a trial.

Conservatives vs. The Death Penalty

Dallas Morning News Opinion Staff

“Conservatives have every reason to believe the death penalty system is no different from any politicized, costly, inefficient, bureaucratic, government-run operation, which we conservatives know are rife with injustice. But here the end result is the end of someone’s life,” stated CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie.

The Wrong People Are Locked Up

Alfred S. Regnery, Breitbart

Those locked up aren't always the right people. The system has gotten so aggressive that we are jailing people for nonviolent offenses and spending too much money for questionable results.

Paul: Harsh Sentencing Hurts Blacks

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Times

Nearly 1 million blacks can't vote due to harsh prison sentences for non-violent crimes. Rand Paul is doing everything in his power to change that.

The Legal Assassination of Tom DeLay and Criminal Justice Reform

The decision of the Texas court overturning the verdict and entering a full acquittal in Tom DeLay’s money laundering case is not only a personal vindication for DeLay, it is a clarion call for criminal justice reform and structural changes in the criminal justice system to prevent prosecutorial abuse. 
By Richard A. Viguerie

Paul's Right on Prison Reform

Jacob Sullum, Forbes

“The injustice of mandatory minimums is impossible to ignore...I'm here to ask that we begin the end of mandatory minimum sentencing," said Rand Paul.

13 Years in Prison for Sidewalk Chalk

Liz Klimas, The Blaze

Drawing outside a bank may get an Occupy WS man 13 years in prison and a $13,000 fine. Ridiculous!

GOP Leads in Criminal Justice Reform

Neil King, Jr., Wall Street Journal

Is the prison reform push our most vital social reform effort since the ‘70’s Pro-Life movement?

Viguerie’s Reform Stance Praised

New York Times

CHQ Chair Richard Viguerie’s call for conservative prison reform is gaining momentum and support.