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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…

From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers

Scott Peyton | June 30, 2020
In August of 2018, my predecessor, Elain Ellerbe, introduced Right on Crime’s A Handbook for Employers: From Tax Burdens to Tax payers: Why Hiring the Previously Incarcerated is Right…

On Mask Wearing, Don’t Use Law Enforcement As Hall Monitors

Michael Haugen | June 23, 2020
Faced with the inability to slap the wrists of citizen’s themselves for not wearing masks in public, local officials in Texas are beginning to resort to the next best…

Right on Crime Encouraged by President Trump’s First Step on Police Reform

Right on Crime | June 17, 2020
President Trump signed an executive order on safe policing, which seeks to address hot-button issues in police practice.

Recapping the 2020 Session in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | June 5, 2020
The Louisiana 2020 Legislative session certainly was memorable. It began with my first grandchild, Lucy Louise Peyton, who was born on March 9, 2020, the first day of the…

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Corrections Show a Smarter Way to Fight COVID-19 in State Prisons

John Koufos | June 2, 2020
Like state prisons across the country, prisons in Arkansas are too crowded to safely deal with the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic. Already strained for capacity before the pandemic, Arkansas prisons…

A Conservative Case for Drug-Free School Zone Reform

Julie Warren | May 28, 2020
In 1995, Tennessee enacted The Drug Free School Zone Act—contained within § 39-17-432—for the stated “purpose of providing vulnerable persons in this state an environment in which they can…
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