criminal justice reform

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.

Eric Holder's Plan to Break the Law to Improve It

By Richard A. Viguerie | 8/14/13
What Holder is actually doing is not proposing criminal justice reform legislation to change the law or to request funding for new programs that actually work, it is an announcement that he planned to simply ignore the law as it stands today, rather than engage in the tough job of selling criminal justice and prison reform to Congress and the public.

Rand Agrees W/ DOJ on Drug Cases

Jason Pye,

Rand Paul joined Richard Viguerie in praising Holder's call for an end to mandatory minimum sentences for drug charges. 

Viguerie Lauds DOJ Policy Change

Maya Rhodan, Time

Viguerie praised Holder's plan to reduce mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent drug-related crimes, even if the change is five years late.

Viguerie Says, "Conservatives Welcome Holder and Obama's Belated Embrace of Criminal Justice Reform"

Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ, today invited Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama to join him and other conservatives in a major push for criminal justice and prison reform.

DOJ: End Mandatory Min. for Drug Cases

Los Angeles Times Staff

Fed. prosecutors will no longer seek long, "mandatory minimum" sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, under a major shift in policy.

Viguerie on Laura Ingraham Show 8/12

CHQ Staff

CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie will talk about conservative justice reform with Laura Ingraham on her radio show at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Monday, August 12.

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.

Congressional Conservatives Leading On Prison Reform

“Right on Crime” exemplifies the big-picture conservative approach to prison reform. It focuses on community-based programs rather than excessive mandatory minimum sentencing policies and prison expansion. Using free-market and Christian principles, conservatives have an opportunity to put their beliefs into practice as an alternative to government-knows-best programs that are failing taxpayers and prisoners.