The conservative approach to criminal justice:
fighting crime, supporting victims, and protecting taxpayers.

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Religion’s Fight for Criminal Justice

Right on Crime | April 1, 2015

Following the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, Kelly Thomas of The American Conservative spoke to Right on Crime Director of Outreach Pat Nolan about the role of the religious community...

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Rick Perry: America Needs To Stop Jailing So Many Non-Violent Offenders

Right on Crime | April 1, 2015

Our newest Right on Crime signatory is former Texas Governor Rick Perry. He took to the pages of The Federalist today to describe why he joined the campaign. There’s a growing debate in Amer...

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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.

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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.