Contact FreedomWorks

111 K Street NE
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002

  • Toll Free 1.888.564.6273
  • Local 202.783.3870
LISTEN NOWThe Freedom Files Podcast Episode 42: Jim LamonListen Here
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=35IWEBMb
Op-ed Placement

It's Time to Rethink Prisoner Re-Entry

BY Jason Pye and Udi Ofer

Six million, seven hundred forty-one thousand, four hundred.

05/23/2017
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/Doug%20Ducey.jpg?itok=hrfvuvMF
Blog

Arizona Governor Plans to Pursue Justice Reform in 2016 Legislative Agenda

On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) delivered his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Arizona Legislature. Coming on the heels of a phenomenal pick for the Arizona Supreme Court, Ducey's address was filled with red meat for fiscal conservatives, including promises of lower taxes and slashing unnecessary red tape, which our friends at Americans for Tax Reform have described in some detail.

01/12/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=35IWEBMb
Op-ed Placement

GOP Contenders Should Run on Ending Mass Incarceration

Agreement on big issues in Congress seems like a rarity, but there is growing support to address the crisis of mass incarceration from Republicans and Democrats alike. Even the GOP presidential contenders agree that the “war on drugs” has failed.

10/05/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/o-PRISON-facebook_0.jpg?itok=X71v4Pbw
Blog

Four Myths That Are Being Used to Criticize Justice Reform

Well, it did not take long for some talking heads to begin criticizing a significant piece of justice reform legislation introduced on Thursday by an unlikely group of United States senators. Already, critics are desperately seeking to drive opposition to reform by stoking fears that Congress is "going soft on crime" to maintain the failed policies of the last few decades.

10/05/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/Screen%20Shot%202015-10-01%20at%2012.44.32%20PM.png?itok=xy09nuPo
Blog

Senators Unveil a Modest but Historic Justice Reform Compromise

This morning, after months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), unveiled a historic justice reform compromise. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act would bring a number of reforms to the federal prison system, including an expansion of the "safety valve" exception to mandatory minimum sentences, the creation of a second "safety valve," and rehabilitative programs designed to reduce recidivism, or repeat offenses.

10/01/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/jails_web.jpg?itok=TtrrdUxd
Blog

Federalism in Action: How Conservative States Got Smart on Crime

Justice reform has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress from both parties are pushing for substantive reforms that would bring rehabilitative programs to the federal corrections system, modify out-of-date sentencing laws, make communities safer, and reduce burdens on taxpayers. But reform would not be possible if conservative states had not previously paved the road.

08/24/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/Ron-Johnson.jpg?itok=CVQ2P3I7
Blog

Senate hearing highlights the movement toward justice reform

Shortly before adjourning for the August work period, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing in which members began a review the United States' justice system and heard testimony from witnesses about the problems facing the federal prison system. The hearing was billed as the first of many to take a look at these issues.

08/19/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/United_States_Capitol_-_west_front.jpg?itok=hTZMOBRm
Blog

Congress is closer than ever to enacting justice reform

The House of Representatives has already adjourned for the August recess. The Senate is expected to finish up its business this week before members leave Washington. The recess will not be a quiet one for members. They are gearing up for several tricky legislative initiatives and battles when they return in September, among which will be justice reform.

08/05/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/081913%20handcuff.JPG?itok=UUUZxEA6
Blog

Justice reform can happen this year, and grassroots conservatives should lead the charge

Over the past several weeks, President Barack Obama has increasingly spoke of the need to reform the United States' justice system. In mid-July, for example, he spoke at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia and called for reform of costly and unjust mandatory minimum sentences and, later, appeared at a federal prison in Oklahoma to further emphasize the need to overhaul the justice system to lower repeat offender rates.

07/30/2015
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/JC_Interior1.jpg?itok=e-kNwvLf
Blog

Conservative states focused on reducing repeat offender rates to disrupt the cycle of crime and save taxpayers money

It is easy to look at the decline in violent crime rates and believe that lengthy prison sentences mandated by Congress were the catalyst. Unfortunately, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley recently made this utterly misleading argument. But as the Brennan Center for Justice explained in a February 2015 study, crime rates fell because of "various social, economic, and environmental factors, such as growth in income and an aging population." Lengthy sentences that contributed to the sharp rise of prison populations had very little to do with it.

07/27/2015

Pages