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Kentucky Governor & Lawmakers Agree: Criminal Justice Reform is a Priority in the Bluegrass State

Aubrey Vaughan Travis | January 15, 2020

Last week, Kentucky leaders on both sides of the aisle pledged to make criminal justice reform a top priority this session. This commitment is welcome given the growing prison overcrowding crisis. ...

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Too Young to Succeed? Emerging Community Supervision Strategies for Emerging Adults

Right on Crime | January 6, 2020

Transitioning from being a youth typically living with a parent to establishing self- sufficiency as a mature adult is a challenging period, and how a person handles that transition greatly impacts th...

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Modernizing Parole Supervision to Enhance Workforce Outcomes

Right on Crime | December 23, 2019

Parole offices can play the role of the coordinating body for workforce development to improve public safety and employment outcomes. By improving access to tangible resources and services for their c...

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First Step Act: One Year Later

Right on Crime | December 21, 2019

President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20050 Dear Mr. President: On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the First Step Act, we wish...

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Washington Post
The DEA Seized Her Father’s Life Savings At An Airport Without Alleging Any Crime Occurred, Lawsuit Says -

Rebecca Brown said she was never told she or her father were under suspicion of committing any crime and neither has been charged with anything.

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The Hill
Make Prison Safer — For Staff and Inmates Alike -

The safety of our prison staff should be one of our paramount concerns — alongside the safety of inmates and the communities into which they eventually will be released.

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Arizona Can Learn From Oklahoma on Criminal Justice -

Arizona carries the unfortunate distinction of having the fifth-highest imprisonment rate in the nation. It can learn from smart, conservative reforms such as those recently adopted by Oklahoma.

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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.