Statement from Vikrant Reddy in Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Excessive Fines

“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling for Timbs v. Indiana makes clear that excessive fines –including civil asset forfeiture–are an affront to the Constitution. Civil asset forfeiture violates individual civil liberties and creates perverse incentives for law enforcement, turning them into revenue collectors. Ideally, states should end civil asset forfeiture and restore due process protections to their citizens.”

 

The Charles Koch Institute supports criminal justice reforms that improve communication between police and citizens and that reduce recidivism by removing barriers to opportunity. Find out more below:

NEW SURVEY: With Increased Understanding of Current Practices, Americans Support Reforms to Pretrial and Money Bail Systems

NEW SURVEY: Managers, Employees, and HR Professionals are Willing and Open to Hiring and Working Alongside Individuals with a Criminal Record

10-29-2019 08:49am

Communities Overcoming Extremism Releases Report on Tools to Prevent Violence

The Communities Overcoming Extremism initiative recently released its report documenting ways to better understand the causes of intolerance and extremism.

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10-14-2019 09:35am

Statement on the University of Wisconsin Regents’ Passage of a Mandatory Student Punishment Policy

Imposing mandatory minimum punishments without defining for students what actions will subject them to punishment will stifle campus dialogue rather than enrich it.

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10-07-2019 11:47am

Statement from Will Ruger on Pullback of U.S. Troops from Syrian-Turkish Border

William Ruger, VP of Research and Policy at CKI, responds to the pullback of U.S. troops from Syrian-Turkish border. Read his statement.

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