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CHARLESTON, WV— Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) today applauded the West Virginia legislature for their action on two important criminal justice reform bills. Throughout the 2019 legislative session the organization has continually highlighted the need for criminal justice reforms in the Mountain State, based on the reconditions made in AFP-WV’s Pathway to Prosperity agenda.
Today, AFP-WV applauds the legislative actions taken on:
AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman issued the following statement:
“We’re excited to see lawmakers come together in broad bipartisan agreement to improve outdated and ineffective criminal justice policies. All West Virginians are capable of redemption and these legislative victories make our communities safer by removing unnecessary barriers to individuals fulfilling their potential. We look forward to continuing to work on smart criminal justice reforms that help people get a second chance, respect due process rights, and deliver equal justice to everyone under the law.”
West Virginia Metro News covered AFP-WV’s criminal justice reform efforts in January: Conservative advocacy group supports criminal justice reform efforts
Americans for Prosperity played a pivotal role in passing landmark, federal criminal justice reform at the end of 2018 with the passage of the First Step Act.
For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or 571-329-0161.