ACUF’s Pat Nolan sat down to discuss the reasons conservatives are working to reform the criminal justice system. The current system is costly, bureaucratic and recycles inmates in and out of our prisons. Conservative reforms passed in the states have shown that by reserving costly prison beds for the truly dangerous offenders the state can use the savings to improve mental health services and drug treatment, and cut overall spending.
Helpful Links:
The Conservative War on Prisons
Liberals and Conservatives Seek Common Ground on Criminal Justice Reform
Changing Who Is Imprisoned
The Heritage Foundation – Contains a wealth of information on criminal justice reform and the future for our criminal justice system
Right on Crime – Great source for information regarding all things relating to criminal justice reform