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Right on Crime Praises Speaker Ryan for Commitment to Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | December 15, 2017

Austin, TX — Right on Crime today praised House Speaker Paul Ryan for his commitment to passing criminal justice reform in 2018.  Several conservative criminal justice reform bills have been discus...

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A Dismal Christmas for Department of Corrections

Andrew Speno | December 15, 2017

Egregious overcrowding and decrepit facilities are converging upon Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections like a perfect storm. The tough-on-crime policies of yesteryear, particularly mandatory minim...

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Money Bail Isn’t Cutting It In Ohio

Katie Greer | December 14, 2017

Ohioans have been shelling out millions with no guarantee of an ROI for public safety. That’s the digest on the state’s ineffective use of money bail, according to a report recently released by th...

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Concerns for Recent Louisiana Reform Implementation Seem Unwarranted

Elain Ellerbe | December 13, 2017

The recent implementation of one of Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment reform measures providing for nominal early releases for non-violent offenders was initially met with much criticism and politica...

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Watch: Speaker Ryan Says Congress Will Tackle Reform in 2018 -

Speaker Paul Ryan said, “Next year, we want to take on criminal justice reform,” in a press conference centered on the need for job opportunities and entitlement reform.

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Man’s 17-Year Sentence Highlights Injustice In School Zone Law -

Right on Crime State Director of Tennessee, Julie Warren, is fighting over-criminalization as law enforcement to dole out harsh punishments on unsuspecting Americans.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards Creates Council to Oversee Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform -

After overhauling the state’s criminal justice system, Gov. Edwards now looks to deploy a council to evaluate results and make recommendations for reform.

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Conservative Buckeye Institute Endorses Bail Reform -

The Buckeye Institute comes out against Ohio’s use of cash bail as an ineffective approach to public safety.

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Why Hiring People with Criminal Records Benefits All of Us -

Former CEO says employers suffering from a shortage of skilled labor should consider hiring former offenders.

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The Lawton Constitution
Incarceration Rates Rising In Oklahoma -

The Sooner State might become the nation’s number one incarceration state if alternatives to prison aren’t adopted, cautions former House Speaker Kris Steele.

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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 excitingadvances are taking place at the state level. States are findinginnovative 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 themap, however, have one thing in common: They are seizing the opportunity tocut corrections costs and keep the public safe.