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Articles

Colson Task Force Releases Report Detailing Recommendations For Federal Corrections Reform

| January 26, 2016

In a press conference today, members of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections released a report detailing the findings of their year-long effort to identify the main drivers of federal corrections growth, and have recommended many broad reforms that states have adopted recently. Over the course of the last ten years, states have confronted a stark realization that previous decade’s worth of largely unrestrained growth in their corrections systems has become unsustainable. Not only were sta...

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Research

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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Events

Civil Asset Forfeiture Summit – Dallas, TX

| January 12, 2016

Come hear conservative answers to civil asset forfeiture abuse and how you can further engage local and federal officials in your state to help put an end to policing for profit. Cocktail reception to follow! ...

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