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

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Families Need Criminal Justice Reform

Katie Greer | October 17, 2017

Conservatives often argue that a key component of raising happy, productive children is parental stability. Children from broken homes are much more likely to get involved with drugs and crime and oth...

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Tennessee’s House of Representatives Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse

Julie Warren | October 17, 2017

This year, the Tennessee House of Representatives convened the House Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse.  The task force recently made public its recommendations. I want to start by appla...

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Louisiana Criminal Justice Reforms—Fact versus Fiction

Elain Ellerbe | October 17, 2017

On November 1, the first of the Justice Reinvestment legislation will be implemented as provided by Senate Bill 139, now Act 280, which provides changes for parole consideration and minimal increases ...

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Texas Experience Makes It Clear: Alaska Should Give SB 91 Time to Work

Marc Levin | October 16, 2017

This article by Marc Levin and former Texas Representative Jerry Madden originally appeared in Alaska Dispatch News, October 12th, 2017. Ten years ago, our home state of Texas was plagued by unsett...

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Juneau Empire
Lawmakers Wrongly Blame Justice Reform for Crime Uptick -

Alaskan lawmakers fretting over last year’s crime numbers aren’t giving criminal justice reforms that have yet to be implemented a fair chance.

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The IRS Seized $59,000 from a Gas Station Owner. They Still Refuse to Give it Back. -

A U.S. Army Veteran and small business owner had $59,000 seized by the government and can’t get it back despite a lack of evidence.

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State Officials Defend “Louisiana Justice Reinvestment” Initiative -

Right on Crime state director for Louisiana, Elain Ellerbe, touts criminal justice reform as a critical first step toward a safer community.

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Criminal Justice Reform Package to Take Effect Next Month in Louisiana -

Governor John Bel Edwards sets the record straight on the evidence-based criminal justice reform passed this legislative session.

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Before It’s News
Justice Champions Give New Life to Reform Bills -

Bills introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Lee (UT-R) and Chuck Grassley (IA-R) are promising for federal sentencing reform.

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Washington Examiner
A Conservative Seeking a Better Federal Prison System -

The case for Americans deserving better results from the federal prison system was laid out by David Safavian from the American Conservative Union Foundation–of which Right on Crime is a partner.

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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 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.