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ROC Signatory David Keene to Justice Reformers: Search for Real-World Solutions

| November 12, 2015

As the nation gears up for the holiday season and 2016 presidential campaign, Right on Crime Signatory David Keene encourages policy makers and advocates to seek real, rather than political, solutions to our nation’s criminal justice conundrum. Originally appearing in the Washington Times, Keene’s piece, “When ‘hang ‘em’ all meets ‘free ‘em all,’” debunks the criminal justice reform myth that pot smokers are the reason for overcrowded prisons this season. According to Keene, Hillary ...

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Overincarceration Of People With Mental Illness

| 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...

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Policy Director Marc Levin Joins Panel Highlighting Missouri Criminal Justice System

| November 2, 2015

At 7 PM Central this evening, Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin will be joining a distinguished panel to discuss Missouri's criminal justice system. Titled "The State of Missouri’s Criminal Justice System: Legislative Solutions," the panel will highlight various challenges that Missouri faces in its justice system, both currently and in the future, and propose legislative steps to address some of these unique issues, including those that have shown promise in other states. Hosted by Lindenwoo...

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