Greg Glod | August 5, 2015
This commentary originally appeared in Real Clear Policy on August 5, 2015 When President Obama called for justice reform at last month's NAACP Centennial Convention, offender reentry was among the areas he highlighted. Specifically, Obama endorsed a federal "ban the box" law, which would prohibit federal employers from inquiring about applicants' criminal histories at the initial stages of the hiring process. Currently, 18 states have enacted this legislation for public employers, while seven have placed...
Right on Crime | June 3, 2015
In a new white paper for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, mental health policy fellow Kate Murphy and policy intern Christi Barr present some of the myriad issues attendant with the overincarceration of people with mental illnesses in Texas, and make recommendations for both local and state governments to encourage alternatives when feasible. Part of the problem, they state, is a lack of coordination between state and local governments that has impeded local officials' ability to resolve the problems as...
Right on Crime | May 29, 2015
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Shannon Tracy | July 21, 2015
On Wednesday, July 22nd, at 10:00 am eastern, the Coalition for Public Safety and #cut50 will cohost the Bipartisan Summit on Fair Justice. The Summit will feature some of the nation’s prominent voices pursuing reforms, including: Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesU.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Democratic Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rand Paul (R-KY)Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-V...
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