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


Opioid Crisis Needs Safety Valves

| July 5, 2017

The opioid crisis plaguing the country has hit Florida hard. To combat this epidemic, many lawmakers and law enforcement have pushed for harsh mandatory minimum sentences for possessors and drug dealers. However, as history has shown us, this strategy will not work. In the 1980’s and 90’s the federal government and the states (including Florida) attempted to stop the crack cocaine epidemic by enacting harsh mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. We now know that this strategy did not bring abou...

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Conservative Leaders Support Right on Crime

Find out why conservative leaders like Newt Gingrich, Ed Meese, Grover Norquist, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Ralph Reed, Ken Cuccinelli, and many others have signed the Right on Crime Statement of Principles.

What Conservatives Are Saying About Criminal Justice Reform & Right on Crime

Learn why criminal justice reform is on the minds of prominent conservatives, elected officials and potential presidential candidates.


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.