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My Two Cents on Judicial Discretion in Florida

Chelsea Murphy | December 10, 2019

What happens when Florida voters are unhappy with the performance of an elected official, such as an elected district attorney? They have the opportunity to vote them out of office! Why wouldn’t ...

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Right on Crime Welcomes Gov. Haslam and Former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as Group’s Latest Signatories

Right on Crime | December 9, 2019

Right on Crime welcomes two new signatories, as former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have signed the conservative criminal justice reform organi...

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Solitary Confinement

Scott Peyton | October 29, 2019

In my former career as a probation and parole officer, several events completely changed how I viewed my job.  One such event occurred when I was a juvenile probation and parole officer. There w...

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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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Indiana Supreme Court Slams “Oppressive” Civil Forfeiture Laws In Seized Land Rover Case -

In light of the recent Timbs ruling, Indiana’s high court has issued a new three-prong test to determine whether civil forfeitures are unconstitutionally excessive.

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Why Conservatives Should Still Support the First Step Act — A Cop’s Perspective -

Bernard Kerik explains that while wrongdoing can still happen even after reforms are passed, such failures are borne by the individual themselves, not policy.

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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.