In this new white paper for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, our analyst Dianna Muldrow examines school discipline practices in Texas, arguing that despite recent improvements—such as decriminali...
This commentary, written by Chuck DeVore and Randy Petersen, originally appeared in Real Clear Policy on August 17, 2016. In a recent Real Clear Policy article, Sean Kennedy examines Texas’ vi...
From over at Mississippi Watchdog comes another story whereby an innocent third-party property owner is finding themselves at the mercy of overly broad asset forfeiture laws—statutes intended to aid...
Hough: “Shouldn’t law enforcement be chasing major drug dealers and their property instead of subjecting low-level offenders and innocent citizens to forfeiture procedures? “
Dodd: Various fines, fees, and surcharges—while necessary for restitution—threaten to bury ex-offenders, handicap their ability to become productive citizens.
A new law passed by Illinois Gov. Bill Rauner allows certain non-violent ex-felons to receive a waiver to obtain licensure in healthcare-related occupations.
Concerning the nation’s crime rates: while there have been increases in some cities, “Americans are still experiencing hard-won historic lows in crime.”
A new Ninth Circuit decision centered around a broad interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could criminalize millions for password sharing.
A forceful defense of Alaska’s justice reinvestment bill, which aims toimprove safety in communities, offer a chance at redemption, and utilize taxpayer resources more efficiently.
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.