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Jerry Madden Joins HuffPost Live To Discuss Growing Momentum For Federal Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | July 30, 2015

Yesterday, Right On Crime Senior Fellow Jerry Madden participated in a panel discussion on HuffPost Live, examining recent legislation that seeks to reform a federal criminal justice system that has s...

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Federal Criminal Justice Reform is Long Overdue

Ken Blackwell | July 24, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner's statement last Thursday calling for criminal justice reform was a welcome cap to a week of bipartisan and inter-branch voices calling for reform of our federal prison syst...

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Juvenile Justice Victories and Continued Effort

Dianna Muldrow | July 24, 2015

On May 25, Nevada joined thirteen other states and prohibited the sentencing of juveniles to life without the possibility of parole. This is part of the growing trend reaffirming the inherent differen...

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Pat Nolan Discusses Drug Rehab Programs, Justice Reform Legislation on “The Jimmy Barrett Show”

Right on Crime | July 20, 2015

Last Friday, Right on Crime Senior Fellow Pat Nolan appeared on "The Jimmy Barrett Show" to discuss various aspects of the criminal justice system across the country, innovative reforms that states ha...

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IN THE NEWS

Detroit Free Press
Michigan Judges Get More Leeway In Sentencing -

Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state’s sentencing guidelines that mandate prison terms are unconstitutional.

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Philadelphia Media Network
Both Parties Ready To Tackle Criminal Justice Reform -

Justice reform represents a major area of agreement with the potential for serious changes in how our government addresses crime, public safety.

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Washington Examiner
Now Is The Time For Criminal Justice Reform -

Prison growth and spending, plus human and social costs of mass incarceration, creates an urgent need for federal criminal justice reform.

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New York Times
Ruining Lives With Criminal ‘Justice’ -

Lawmakers should begin the process of identifying, reforming laws that have made America such an over-criminalized country.

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New York Times
Bipartisan Push Builds to Relax Sentencing Laws -

Congress seems poised to revise four decades of federal policy that greatly expanded the number of Americans who are incarcerated.

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MLive-Michigan
Michigan’s Forfeiture Laws Must Change To Protect The Innocent -

Reforms are working through the Michigan Legislature to offer more protections for innocent property owners.

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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.

Criminal Justice Reform in the States

In the world of conservative criminal justice reform, the most exciting advances are taking place at the state level.  States  are finding innovative ways to increase public safety while trimming burdensome corrections costs. Every state is different, and thus every state is finding unique solutions. All of the red states on the map, however, have one thing in common: They are seizing the opportunity to cut corrections costs and keep the public safe.

See REFORM IN ACTION: STATE INITIATIVES

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