The conservative approach to criminal justice:
fighting crime, supporting victims, and protecting taxpayers.


White House Hosts Round-Table Meeting on Federal Prison Reform

| September 15, 2017

Texas’ big success with criminal justice reform was a focal point in Thursday’s White House round-table discussion on how to improve the federal prison system. President Trump’s Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, called the meeting to start a conversation on how to more effectively rehabilitate former offenders in order to bring down the nation’s re-offense rates. The White House hosted a number of elected officials and criminal justice reform advocates. Right on Crime was well-represented by Brooke Rolli...

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America’s Opioid Crisis Worse Than Reported, Killing More Than 47,000 In 2014

| August 8, 2017

This article by Chuck DeVore originally appeared in Forbes, August 8th, 2017. Earlier this year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report that suggested a significant number of opioid related deaths were incorrectly attributed to pneumonia and other infectious diseases made worse by drug abuse. The study, by CDC field officer Victoria Hall and colleagues, looked at deaths in Minnesota from 2006 to 2015. Hall noted that opioids can, “Make your immune system less effecti...

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Criminal Justice Reform Summit | Austin, TX

| June 14, 2017

Think tank leaders and reform advocates from all over the country traveled to Austin on June 7 to gain insight on major issues affecting the criminal justice movement at the Right on Crime Criminal Justice Reform Summit. To better explain how the movement arrived where it is today, the summit was kicked off by a panel discussion on the history of reform - which former Representative Jerry Madden pointed out - started in Texas. As a Republican representative in a traditionally tough-on-crime state, Madden was ...

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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.


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.