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Right on Crime Praises Speaker Ryan for Commitment to Criminal Justice Reform

Austin, TX — Right on Crime today praised House Speaker Paul Ryan for his commitment to passing criminal justice reform in 2018.  Several conservative criminal justice reform bills have been discussed and passed by the Judiciary Committees of both the House and the Senate in recent years.

“Speaker Ryan is showing leadership on an issue of pressing importance that demands attention to improve public safety,” said Ken Blackwell, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and a signatory to the Right on Crime Statement of Principles.  “Congress needs to look to the conservative solutions that have been implemented in the states.”

“States have shown that reforming their justice systems to be fiscally responsible and creating opportunities for offenders, while keeping families intact, makes the public safer,” said Mr. Blackwell.

Right on Crime is a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in partnership with the American Conservative Union Foundation and Prison Fellowship, that supports conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders, and lowering taxpayer costs. The movement was born in Texas in 2005, and in recent years, dozens of states such as Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, have led the way in implementing conservative criminal justice reforms.

Right on Crime has the support and mobilizes the voices of more than 90 prominent conservative leaders who have endorsed the principles of conservative criminal justice reform, including former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

For more information about Right on Crime, please visit www.rightoncrime.com,
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For more information or to schedule an interview with Right on Crime spokespersons, please contact Kevin McVicker at (703) 739-5920 or kmcvicker@sbpublicaffairs.com.

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