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

February 18, 2016

Conservatives continue to lead the way on criminal justice reform and Right on Crime is the “tip of the spear” – leading key reform efforts across the country and in Washington, DC. Thanks to the leadership of the Signatories to the Right on Crime Statement of Principles, many states have saved taxpayer money while focusing on victims and enhancing public safety. It is an exciting time for criminal justice reform and we want to keep you up to date with our campaign, so read more and share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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A New Era in Criminal Justice for Oklahoma City

It’s just a building in downtown Oklahoma City but city leaders hope it will come to symbolize the birth of a new era in criminal justice. Mayor Mick Cornett took the opportunity at this week’s ribbon-cutting to promote criminal justice reform. This municipal court system will prioritize, for the first time in Oklahoma, pre-trial justice by conducting indigency hearings for offenders who cannot pay their fines. It will also offer OR bonds to people who do not pose a public safety thr...

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Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform

This article by Right on Crime Signatory Grover Norquist originally appeared in Wall Street Journal, September 26th, 2017. Every so often I’m asked to list the conservative movement’s most important recent accomplishments. One always ranks near the top: criminal justice reform. With leadership from Republican governors and legislators and groups such as Right on Crime, conservatives have pushed to rein in runaway prison spending and adopt cost-conscious correctional policies that improve public...

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Former Governor Mike Huckabee Joins Right on Crime

Austin, TX — Right on Crime today announced the addition of a respected conservative leader committed to conservative criminal justice reform as outlined in its Statement of Principles.  The newest signatory to this movement is Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas. Mike Huckabee served as Governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007.  He was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016, and he hosted his own show “Huckabee” on the FOX News Channel. He is an ordained Bapti...

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Former Sen. Jim DeMint Joins Right on Crime

Austin, TX — Today Right on Crime announced the addition of a respected former Senator who is committed to conservative criminal justice reform as outlined in its Statement of Principles.  The newest signatory is former Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who served in the United States Senate from 2005-2013 and is now the Chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute.  Ed Corrigan, Executive Director of the Conservative Partnership Institute will also become a Right on Crime signatory. In t...

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White House Hosts Round-Table Meeting on Federal Prison Reform

Texas’ big success with criminal justice reform was a focal point in Thursday’s White House round-table discussion on how to improve the federal prison system. President Trump’s Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, called the meeting to start a conversation on how to more effectively rehabilitate former offenders in order to bring down the nation’s re-offense rates. The White House hosted a number of elected officials and criminal justice reform advocates. Right on Crime was well-represented by Brooke...

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