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Thanksgiving 2020: Freedom, Prosperity and Opportunity

Scott Peyton | November 23, 2020
A favorite patriotic song of mine is Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” I am particularly moved by the lyrics “If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked…

‘A Neighbor’s Choice’: Reform Alliance’s Erin Haney

Chelsea Murphy | November 20, 2020
I was thrilled to once again co-host “A Neighbor’s Choice” podcast with David Gornoski, which airs on iHeartRadio WFLA Orlando 93.1 FM/540AM and News Talk Florida WHBO across Tampa…

A Neighbor’s Choice: David Safavian with the American Conservative Union

Chelsea Murphy | November 12, 2020
I have enjoyed co-hosting a weekly radio program on iHeartRadio WFLA Orlando 93.1 FM/540AM and News Talk Florida WHBO across Tampa Bay, called A Neighbor’s Choice. This week I…

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): A Barrier to Reentry in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | November 9, 2020
Many Louisiana residents are gainfully employed in the oil, gas, and maritime industry, particularly related to Louisiana’s ports. In fact, these jobs account for nearly 800,000 Louisiana jobs. Not…

Brett Tolman: Conservatives Ought to ‘Raise Our Voices’ To Fix Broken Aspects of Criminal Justice System

Right on Crime | October 30, 2020
Right on Crime’s Director of Prosecutorial Innovation and former U.S. Attorney, Brett Tolman, joined “A Neighbor’s Choice” podcast—co-hosted by our Florida state director Chelsea Murphy, along with David Gornoski—to…

LISTEN: Alice Marie Johnson Talks Being Pardoned by President Trump on ‘A Neighbor’s Choice’ Podcast

Right on Crime | October 28, 2020
TPPF and Right on Crime senior fellow Alice Marie Johnson, a criminal justice reform advocate and former federal prisoner, calls in to the “A Neighbor’s Choice” podcast to recount…

Using Technology to Increase Participation in Pardon and Parole Hearings

Scott Peyton | October 9, 2020
The way Americans conduct business has certainly changed due to COVID-19 concerns. The criminal justice system has had to undergo changes to accommodate necessary safety precautions to protect against…

The Federal Bonding Program: An Incentive to Hire Justice-Involved Individuals

Scott Peyton | September 30, 2020
Some employers are hesitant to hire people with criminal backgrounds due to the risks they associate with these individuals.  Research undermines many of the concerns around second-chance hiring, and…

Solitary Confinement in the Pelican State

Scott Peyton | September 22, 2020
Written by Right on Crime’s Scott Peyton, this new paper outlines the history of Louisiana’s relationship with solitary confinement and its current practice, and it will provide policy recommendations…

Worker Opportunity Tax Credit: A $4.9 Billion Value

Scott Peyton | September 18, 2020
Justice-involved individuals face significant barriers to employment. Unemployment for justice-involved individuals is a major predictor of recidivism. Businesses that offer a second chance to a qualified, justice-involved candidate can…

The Nashville Mask Police

Julie Warren | July 28, 2020
The title is not a pun. While nationwide conversations are underway to improve police-community relations amidst a global pandemic—and while Governor Lee and state leaders aim to reduce prison…

Kentucky General Assembly Previews 2021 Criminal Justice Policy Priorities

Aubrey Vaughan Travis | July 13, 2020
While Kentucky’s legislature is not expected to reconvene until next year, interim committee meetings and preliminary discussions on draft legislation are ongoing. Last week, Senate President Robert Stivers announced…
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