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A Discussion about Right On Crime with Ed Morrisey of Hot Air

| February 15, 2011

In this discussion, Ed Morrisey asks several thoughtful questions about the Right On Crime campaign, and he touches on prison reform, overcriminalization, substance abuse, and much more.  Perhaps most importantly, though, Morrisey asks whether Right On Crime is a campaign for federal reform or state/local reform.  The answer is that Right On Crime is primarily an effort to encourage reforms at the state/local level.  Right On Crime works for federal reform where it can, but criminal justice is generally an area that should be left to the states — so meaningful reform will have to come from state legislatures, state governors, and local officials.  To see the whole interview, click on the video below or go directly to Hot Air’s website.


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.