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Reading Material For Governor-Elect Kasich

| December 12, 2010

Last month, Ohio elected John Kasich, one of the premier conservative stars of his generation, as its new governor.  Kasich has a strong interest in corrections reform, so hopefully, his administration will read the excellent new report from the Buckeye Institute that proposes thoughtful ideas for cutting Ohio’s corrections budget, while still keeping the public safe.  The paper is called Smart On Crime: With Prison Costs on the Rise, Ohio Needs Better Policies for Public Safety, and it can be found here.


VIBRANT P. REDDY is Senior Fellow for criminal justice issues at the Charles Koch Institute. Previously, Reddy was the Senior Policy Analyst for both Right on Crime and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice. He has authored several reports on criminal justice policy and is a frequent speaker and media commentator on the topic. Reddy has worked as a research assistant at The Cato Institute, as a law clerk to the Honorable Gina M. Benavides of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, and as an attorney in private practice, focusing on trial and appellate litigation. Reddy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Honors, Economics, and History, and he earned his law degree at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and of the State Bar’s Appellate Section and Criminal Justice Section.