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My Two Cents on Judicial Discretion in Florida

Chelsea Murphy | December 10, 2019
What happens when Florida voters are unhappy with the performance of an elected official, such as an elected district attorney? They have the opportunity to vote them out of…

Florida Bar Pretrial Panel Update

Chelsea Murphy | November 9, 2018
The Florida Bar’s first-ever Criminal Justice Summit brought together a diverse group of leaders to provide in-depth education and discussion on key criminal justice issues. Attendees shared ideas and…

Keep the sun shining in the Sunshine State

Chelsea Murphy | March 21, 2018
Florida is all about sunshine and striving to make government as transparent as possible. What better way to continue that legacy than criminal justice data transparency. Florida’s criminal justice…

Criminal Justice Reform Needs to be Led by Conservatives

Chelsea Murphy | January 12, 2018
Tuesday, January 9th, marked the start of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session and a chance for the Florida Legislature to make positive strides towards conservative criminal justice reform. There…

Right on Crime, Conservative on Justice

Chelsea Murphy | December 12, 2017
This article by Chelsea Murphy originally appeared in Florida Politics, December 11th, 2017. During the upcoming 2018 Florida Legislative Session, Right on Crime will serve as a resource to lawmakers…

Judicial Safety Valve is Smarter Sentencing

Chelsea Murphy | December 4, 2017
On Monday, December, 4th the Senate Criminal Justice Committee will take up two bills (SB 602 & SB 694) that allow judicial discretion on certain drug trafficking offenses.  Here…

Florida May Reduce Mandatory Minimums for Low Level Drug Offenses

Chelsea Murphy | November 7, 2017
Florida Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Representative Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) filed legislation to create a judicial safety valve for low level drug crimes. We applaud their proposed…

Conservatives and Criminal Justice Reform in Florida

Chelsea Murphy | October 27, 2017
Right on Crime hosted an evening centered around conservatives for criminal justice reform in Tallahassee, Florida, Wednesday, October 25th. Former and current Florida lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates came…

Lengthy Sentences are Not Making Communities Safer

Chelsea Murphy | September 22, 2017
Steal a cell phone or a car? Well in Florida, you just signed yourself up for a grand theft felony in both scenarios. That’s right, a cell phone or…

Right on Crime Attends 2017 NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston

Chelsea Murphy | August 16, 2017
This past week, Right on Crime had the honor to attend the National Conference for State Legislators (NCSL) in Boston, Massachusetts. Every summer, thousands of legislators and staff come…

Opioid Crisis Needs Safety Valves

Chelsea Murphy | 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…

Counting Criminal Justice to Save Money and Improve Public Safety

Chelsea Murphy | May 24, 2017
This article by Chelsea Murphy, Florida director at Right on Crime, and Richard Doran, former attorney general of Florida, originally appeared in Tampa Bay Times on May 23, 2017. Here’s an…
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