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Articles

A Better Bail System for Texas

| May 22, 2017

This article originally appeared in the El Paso Times on May 19, 2017. We all know that, in America, a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, and it can be too easy to take that for granted. After all, it’s government that bears the burden of showing beyond a reasonable doubt that the law has been broken, and only at that point may a sentence by handed down. Many defendants in Texas are nonetheless detained in county jails before and during trial — in a large number of cases, becaus...

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Research

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction in Texas

| May 3, 2017

This new policy perspective from Derek Cohen and Haley Holik examines Texas' practice of trying 17 year olds in adult courts, stating research indicates that the juvenile system provides the most effective tools to punish and rehabilitate most youthful offenders. Cohen and Holik conclude by recommending that Texas "raise the age" of criminal responsibility for adults to 18. [pdf-embedder url="http://rightoncrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-04-RaisingAgeOfJuvCourtJurisdiction-CEJ-DerekCohen8pp.pd...

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Events

Right on Crime Webinar Campaign Update – Six Years Later

| February 18, 2016

The Right on Crime initiative is into its sixth year working to reform America’s criminal justice system state-to-state and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of the signatories to the Right on Crime statement of principles, we have been a part of major reforms being implemented in over 40 states. Join us for a webinar campaign update from stakeholders in the initiative as they discuss the state of conservative criminal justice reform in the states and Washington, DC. Presenters Ken Cuc...

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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.

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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.

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