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Florida May Reduce Mandatory Minimums for Low Level Drug Offenses

Chelsea Murphy | November 7, 2017
Florida Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Representative Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) filed legislation to create a judicial safety valve for low level drug crimes. We applaud their proposed…

Conservative Coalition Applauds Proposed Mandatory Minimum Reform

Right on Crime | October 31, 2017
Right on Crime, FAMM, Reason Foundation, & The James Madison Institute Praise Action Tallahassee, Fla. – A coalition of conservative public policy organizations today applauded a proposed reform to…

IRS Refuses to Return Honest Earnings

Rohan Vaidya | October 27, 2017
When Iowa restaurant owner, Carole Hinders, received a visit from tax agents back in 2014, she had no idea that her entire livelihood was at stake. Her money, from…

Right on Crime in Oklahoma

Andrew Speno | October 25, 2017
Oklahoma lawmakers gathered for a hearing on the interim study on criminal justice reform at the state capitol, Tuesday, October 24th. The Chairman of the study, Rep. Terry O’Donnell…

Prison Reform will Make Louisiana Safer

Right on Crime | October 19, 2017
This article by Daniel Erspamer, Right on Crime Signatory and CEO of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, originally appeared in Shreveport Times, October 17th, 2017. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve…

Senator Hatch’s Bill Protects Americans from Bad Lawmaking

Joe Luppino-Esposito | October 19, 2017
Senator Orrin Hatch has once again shown to be a true leader for criminal justice reform. The Mens Rea Reform Act is a seemingly obvious piece of legislation. However,…

Families Need Criminal Justice Reform

Katie Greer | October 17, 2017
Conservatives often argue that a key component of raising happy, productive children is parental stability. Children from broken homes are much more likely to get involved with drugs and…

Tennessee’s House of Representatives Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse

Julie Warren | October 17, 2017
This year, the Tennessee House of Representatives convened the House Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse.  The task force recently made public its recommendations. I want to start…

Louisiana Criminal Justice Reforms—Fact versus Fiction

Elain Ellerbe | October 17, 2017
On November 1, the first of the Justice Reinvestment legislation will be implemented as provided by Senate Bill 139, now Act 280, which provides changes for parole consideration and…

Florida Health Coach Fined for Giving Health Advice

Katie Greer | October 11, 2017
A Florida woman was slapped with a $750 fine with the threat of more to come if she doesn’t stop offering nutritional advice. The fine was in response to…

Louisiana Pre-Trial Diversion Programs

Elain Ellerbe | October 11, 2017
In recent years, the Louisiana legislature has authorized a number of population specific pre-trial diversion programs.  These include diversion programs for certain offenders who are dealing with substance abuse,…

Good News Brought to You by the Tennessee Department of Corrections

Julie Warren | October 10, 2017
The Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) 2017 Annual Report is hot off the presses. The report is replete with positive reforms and a full download will require multiple blog…
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