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Bail Reform: The Balance of Liberty and Public Safety

Kaycie Alexander | March 13, 2019

As the Texas Legislature examines bail reform, join us on March 28 for a discussion about how Texas can move to a risk-based system in which pretrial release decisions are based on public safety and ...

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Oklahoma District Attorney Supervision: An Unpopular Patchwork Policy

Joe Griffin | March 12, 2019

While much attention has been given to Oklahoma’s large prison population, further attention needs to be focused on the fines and fees that fund the state’s criminal justice system on the backs o...

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Lent: Season for Second Chances

Scott Peyton | March 6, 2019

In most parts of the United States on March 5, it was just another Tuesday.  However, in Louisiana, most state offices, schools and local businesses were closed to celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tues...

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All Talk and No Action: Arizona’s Mandatory Drug Sentencing

Right on Crime | March 5, 2019

Right on Crime's Greg Glod, Director of State Initiatives, examines Arizona's broad, and often confusing, mandatory drug sentencing laws. While many mandatory minimum sentencing laws, particularly...

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EVENTS

March 28
Pretrial Release and Risk Assessment: The Balance of Liberty and Public Safety -

As the Texas Legislature examines bail reform, join us on March 28 for a discussion about how Texas can move to a risk-based system in which pretrial release decisions are based on public safety and respects constitutional rights.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM NEWS

The Hill
Occupational Licensing Keeps Many from Driving toward Prosperity -

You shouldn’t have to get government’s permission to pursue your dreams.

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The Daily Signal
Florida Set to Follow Congress’ Lead on Criminal Justice Reform -

Criminal justice reform in Florida is poised to follow in the footsteps of federal legislation signed into law by President Donald Trump in December.

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The Atlantic
The Supreme Court Resuscitates the Eighth Amendment -

The justices strike a blow against civil asset forfeiture.

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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.

See REFORM IN ACTION: STATE INITIATIVES

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