Randy Petersen | December 7, 2018
The First Step Act is coming up against the clock. For everyone observing its evolution into the largest criminal justice reform package in a generation and its growing bipartisan support, falling short of the finish line is an end that is unthinkable and even more unexplainable. On November 9th, the National Fraternal Order of Police, representing over 325,000 members of law enforcement, endorsed the bill. This is unprecedented, and gave conservatives with any lingering concern over the bill’s suppo...
Right on Crime | May 31, 2018
The decades-long growth in rural pretrial incarceration has taken a toll on taxpayers and individual liberties. The latest research by Marc Levin and Michael Haugen unveils growth contributors and makes evidence-based recommendations to improve public safety while reducing the number of defendants held on pretrial detention. Solutions outlined in the paper include reducing the number of jailable offenses, expanding police diversion, and utilizing validated risk-assessments at intake, among others. Research...
Kaycie Alexander | March 13, 2019
As the Texas Legislature examines bail reform, join us on March 28 for a discussion about how Texas can move to a risk-based system in which pretrial release decisions are based on public safety and respects constitutional rights. Click here to register. ...
Kurt Altman | October 11, 2018
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Katie Greer | May 22, 2018
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.
Learn why criminal justice reform is on the minds of prominent conservatives, elected officials and potential presidential candidates.