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

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Alabama: Desperate Times, Much Needed Measures

Dianna Muldrow | March 6, 2015

Right on Crime senior fellow Jerry Madden has been present and working in Alabama recently, discussing criminal justice reform with that state's legislators, media and activists. On Tuesday, the Alab...

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Fish Case a Victory Against Overcriminalization

Vikrant P. Reddy | March 3, 2015

On Thursday, for the first time, the word "overcriminalization" appeared in the body of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion. The word — which refers to the tendency to treat ordinary behaviors that trad...

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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.


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