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FreedomWorks Releases Issue Brief Entitled “Red State Redemption” Highlighting Conservative State Efforts In Support of Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks today announces the release of its issue brief entitled, “Red State Redemption,” which highlights the efforts of conservative “red” states in addressing criminal justice reform. Josh Withrow, FreedomWorks’ Senior Policy Analyst, commented:

01/16/2020
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FreedomWorks Authors Issue Brief Addressing Occupational Licensure Reform for the Formerly Incarcerated

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks released today its issue brief entitled,“Reducing Occupational Licensure as an Obstacle for the Formerly Incarcerated.” Occupational licensure requirements are a major impediment to the formerly incarcerated who strive to reenter society and the economy as productive, law-abiding citizens. FreedomWorks’ Senior Policy Analyst Josh Withrow commented:

01/14/2020
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Senate Passage of the Fair Chance Act in the NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Senate’s passage of the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020, which included an important criminal justice reform measure, the Fair Chance Act, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ vice president of legislative affairs, commented:

12/17/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee’s Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary committee’s passage today of multiple bills dealing with criminal justice reform, including expungement, occupational licensing, and probation reform, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

12/09/2019
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First Step, Second Chances

BY Jason Pye

The momentous criminal justice bill passed last year, the First Step Act, is already bearing fruit. Thousands of nonviolent offenders tried under federal laws and sentenced to obscenely long sentences with no chance of parole are closer to breathing free air again. Earlier this year, more than 2,200 federal prison inmates were released and many more have had their sentences significantly reduced.

11/14/2019
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Rev. C.L. Bryant in FoxNews.com: More Black Americans Should Support Trump – He’s Done More For Us Than Democrats Have

BY C.L. Bryant

President Trump launched an initiative called Black Voices for Trump with a speech in Atlanta Friday to recruit and engage the black community. I am proud to be one of the founding members of the group.

11/11/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Introduction of the Smart-on-Crime ED ACCESS Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral ED ACCESS Act by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

09/26/2019
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Colorado Among States Furthering Justice Reform in 2019

In the wake of the federal prison and sentencing reform legislation, the First Step Act, states that have not yet embarked on criminal justice reform as well as states whose reforms served as models for the federal legislation have moved in their 2019 legislative sessions to contribute to the momentum behind the shift toward smart-on-crime policies.

09/20/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Criticisms of Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to recent criticisms of criminal justice reforms in Louisiana by a gubernatorial candidate, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

09/19/2019
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FreedomWorks Gives Testimony to the Department of Justice Regarding Implementation of the First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Supporting the goals of the First Step Act of 2018, FreedomWorks offered verbal and written testimony yesterday to the Department of Justice’s NIJ Director Muhlhausen, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bacon, BOP Director Hawk Sawyer, and Associate BOP Director Hurwitz on the implementation of this critical piece of federal criminal justice reform legislation and its developing risk and needs assessment, “PATTERN.”

09/12/2019

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