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Policy Director Marc Levin Joins Panel Highlighting Missouri Criminal Justice System

| November 2, 2015

At 7 PM Central this evening, Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin will be joining a distinguished panel to discuss Missouri’s criminal justice system.

Titled “The State of Missouri’s Criminal Justice System: Legislative Solutions,” the panel will highlight various challenges that Missouri faces in its justice system, both currently and in the future, and propose legislative steps to address some of these unique issues, including those that have shown promise in other states.

Hosted by Lindenwood University, in conjunction with The Hammond Institute and the Liberty & Ethics Center, the panel is the culmination of a day-long event that will also investigate Missouri’s policing culture, issues surrounding mandatory sentencing, alternatives to incarceration, and aspects of re-entry.

Joining Levin are Robert Cornejo and Shamed Dogan, members of the Missouri Legislature; Jeffrey Mittman, Executive Director of the ACLU in Missouri; Adolphus M. Pruitt II, President of the NAACP Chapter in St Louis; Jeff Smith, Urban Policy Professor at The New School; and Vikrant Reddy, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute.

The entire event will be livestreamed here, beginning at 2 PM Central.


MICHAEL HAUGEN is a policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime initiative.

His work for the Foundation has focused primarily on criminal justice reform topics, particularly civil forfeiture, prison reform and justice reinvestment, mens rea reform, occupational licensing, and various law enforcement and privacy issues. He’s also written about federal corporate subsidies, school choice, and gun rights.

Haugen is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Pre-Medicine Option, and a minor in Chemistry. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from North Idaho College. At EWU, he participated in academic research in a molecular microbiology laboratory for two years, investigating genetic virulence factors and pathophysiology in microbes.

His writing has appeared in National Review, The Hill, Townhall, Washington Examiner, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Trib Talk, RedState, Ricochet, and Breitbart Texas.