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Reforming Reporting Day

Scott Peyton | August 20, 2019

While working as a probation and parole (PNP) officer, on a dreaded “reporting day,” one of my parolees told me that I was “punishing him because he had a job.” I asked him to explain. He sai...

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Police Use of Force: Foresight Over Hindsight

Michael Hughes | July 30, 2019

The use of force by police creates some of the widest chasms between officers and citizens. Training must build confidence and offer realistic scenarios. This approach sets up appropriate responses t...

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Reentry Reform

Scott Peyton | July 25, 2019

My former supervisor from Probation and Parole always said, “you attract more bees with honey,” when describing how we were to interact with persons on supervision. We have all seen how this appr...

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Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy get the First Step Act all wrong

Derek M. Cohen | July 25, 2019

Originally published in the Washington Examiner on July 24, 2019 When President Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018, he was flanked by conservative senators and law...

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM NEWS

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Reforming Criminal Justice Without Changing the Law -

CKI’s Jordan Richardson gives a TED talk on some innovative solutions that the general public can enact to improve the criminal justice system without ever changing the law.

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The Hill
Performance-Based Probation Funding is More Effective -

States across the country have shown that results-oriented funding to local probation departments spurs them to innovate or adopt new practices to reduce the likelihood of supervision failure and revocation to state lockups.

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The Washington Post
Study: Civil Asset Forfeiture Doesn’t Discourage Drug Use or Help Police Solve Crimes -

A forthcoming study by the Institute for Justice shows that asset forfeiture has no effect on deterring drug use – a common justification for the practice’s continued use.

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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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