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President Trump urges Congress to pass prison reform at White House summit

Katie Greer | May 18, 2018

President Trump signaled that he would sign prison reform legislation if Congress sends it to his desk during Friday’s White House Prison Reform Summit: “My administration strongly supports the...

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Right on Crime praises White House for championing prison reform

Right on Crime | May 18, 2018

Austin, TX — Today, The White House hosted a prison reform summit, bringing together leaders from across the country in the prison reform movement for a conversation about the importance of prison r...

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Van Jones and Jared Kushner Walked into a bar…

Right on Crime | May 18, 2018

This article by Americans for Tax Reform president and Right on Crime signatory Grover Norquist originally appeared in OZY May 18th, 2018. There are a whopping 2.2 million American men and women livi...

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Take the first step on evidence-based criminal justice reform

Right on Crime | May 17, 2018

This article by FreedomWorks President and Right on Crime Signatory Adam Brandon originally appeared in The Hill May 17th, 2018. After years of talking about reforming the federal prison system, C...

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Judge Supports Fines and Fees Reform -

Click to watch Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Hechtshare how reforming fines and fees promotes liberty and saves taxpayer dollars, an interview with Marc Levin.

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NEW Survey: managers, HR professionals and employees willing to give second chances -

People with criminal records are often blacklisted in the application process, but a new survey uncovers an openness to hiring and working alongside former offenders.

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FIRST STEP Act: 500 driving mile rule and restoring congressional intent to truth in sentencing law -

Provisions within Congress’ prison reform bill rightly aims to increase public safety through rehabilitation and stronger family ties.

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Kushner-backed prisons bill surges ahead -

The House Judiciary Committee passed the FIRST STEP Act which encourages participation in rehabilitation programs through the opportunity to gain “earnedtime” credits.

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Right on Crime is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.

Criminal Justice Reform in the States

In the world of conservative criminal justice reform, the most exciting advances are taking place at the state level. States are finding innovative ways to increase public safety while trimming burdensome corrections costs. Every state is different, and thus every state is finding unique solutions. All of the red states on the map, however, have one thing in common: They are seizing the opportunity to cut corrections costs and keep the public safe.