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Right on Crime applauds Mississippi Legislature for passing criminal justice reform

Right on Crime | March 16, 2018

Austin, TX - Right on Crime applauds the Mississippi legislature for sending meaningful criminal justice reform to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk. This legislation helps make Mississippians safer while...

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Less is more when it comes to putting people in jail

Kurt Altman | March 16, 2018

This article by Kurt Altman originally appeared in Arizona Capitol Times, March 16th, 2018. As someone who has lived in Phoenix since the early 1990s, I have always had a little bias when it comes ...

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My Voice: SB73 made ‘lemonade out of lemons’

Marc Levin | March 16, 2018

This article by Marc Levin and President of the Great Plains Public Policy Institute, Ron Williamson, originally appeared in Argus Leader, March 16th, 2018. Governors from the around the country spen...

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Christians should want better results out of the criminal justice system

Katie Greer | March 14, 2018

Right on Crime’s Manager of State Initiatives, Greg Glod, spoke to ERLC about how he came to support conservative criminal justice reform. He says that the idea of “lock em’ up and throw away th...

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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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Criminal justice reform law headed to Mississippi Governor’s desk -

The legislature passed House Bill 387 that’s set to prevent Mississippians from being automatically jailed based on inability to pay fines or fees.

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Alabama House passes juvenile justice reform bill -

Alabama House passes bill aimed at keeping low-level youth offenders out of detention.

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Police expert: critical element to fight mass shootings -

Right on Crime’s Randy Petersen sayscritical element of stopping or limiting mass shootings is finding the right people to become police officers and training them well.

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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.