ACLU Uses New Grant Money For Reform

aclu1113With a new fifty million dollar foundation grant, the ALCU is set to take on prison reform in an eight-year political campaign. The funds from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations are set to help lower incarceration rates that have tripled since 1980 by getting involved in local, state, and national elections.

The campaign hopes to translate the growing concerns that tough-on-crime programs have become costly and counter-productive into policy changes on both state and federal levels, and hopes to break through partisan gridlock to create meaningful changes for the 2.2 million Americans behind bars, their families, and society in general.

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