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Right on Crime

April 1, 2015

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Following the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, Kelly Thomas of The American Conservative spoke to Right on Crime Director of Outreach Pat Nolan about the role of the religious community...

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Our newest Right on Crime signatory is former Texas Governor Rick Perry. He took to the pages of The Federalist today to describe why he joined the campaign. There’s a growing debate in Amer...

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Articles

Newt Gingrich: Alabama Prison Reform Bill the ‘Right’ Thing to Do

| April 1, 2015

Right on Crime signatory Newt Gingrich joined up with Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh to advocate for that state's new prison reform bill. As conservatives, we believe that keeping the public safe is a primary duty of government. As leaders of legislative bodies, one as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the other President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate, we applied conservative principles to the criminal justice system, giving the agencies the authority and the ...

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Research

Pre-Trial Justice 101: Key Points for Policymakers

| March 2, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Center for Effective Justice Director Marc Levin outlining recommendations for effective pretrial justice. The paper, Pretrial Justice 101: Ten Key Points for Policymakers, identifies improvements in pretrial efficiency and how to implement them. “Certainly, those who are at a high risk of doing violence should be held until their trial so as not to create more victims,” said Levin. “However, detaining too many low-risk offende...

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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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