Coalition For Public Safety Sets National Tour On Prison Cuts


A right-left Coalition for Public Safety that seeks to reduce prison populations in the U.S. today announced a national tour to promote its efforts. At a program at the U.S. Capitol, the coalition said it would hold a “Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances National Tour” to highlight efforts “leading the charge for bipartisan reform.” Major supporters of the group include the MacArthur Foundation, Koch Industries, Inc., the Ford Foundation, and Laura and John Arnold.

Events announced so far including one next Tuesday in Chicago, one in Austin, Tx., Oct. 8, and another in Tallahassee, Fl., Oct. 27. Speakers at today’s event included Jesselyn McCurdy of the American Civil Liberties Union, Grover Norquist of Americans For Tax Reform, Todd Cox of the Center For American Progress, Tim Head of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Joe Luppino-Esposito of Right On Crime.

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