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Conservatives Encourage President Trump to Press Forward on Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | October 18, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2018 Washington, DC — Today prominent conservative leaders delivered a letter to President Trump encouraging continued action toward passage of the Formerly Incarcerated Re-enter…

Right on Crime Commends President Trump for Continued Push for Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | October 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        October 11, 2018 Austin, TX — Today, President Donald J. Trump signalled his strong support for criminal justice reform saying in an interview with “Fox &…

Right on Crime Statement on FBI Crime Numbers

Right on Crime | September 24, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 Austin, TX — Today the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) released its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2017. Overall, crime rates are…

Right on Crime Applauds Michigan Governor for Reducing Barriers to Reentry

Right on Crime | September 7, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will sign an executive directive to prevent state departments from using a check box on job applications to ask applicants if…

Right on Crime Publishes Handbook for Employers on Hiring Previously Incarcerated Individuals

Right on Crime | August 8, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Right on Crime published From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers Handbook for Employers which includes testimony from business owners and offers statistical analysis on why…

Right on Crime Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Bail Reform Proposal

Right on Crime | August 7, 2018
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Vice President of Criminal Justice and Right on Crime initiative Marc Levin issued the following statement on Texas Governor Abbott’s call for…

President Trump Approves Adding Sentencing Reform to Prison Reform Bill

Right on Crime | August 3, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Right on Crime praised President Trump for taking his support for prison reform a step further by approving a modest amount of sentencing reform as…

Texas Conservative Leaders Urge Cruz and Cornyn to Support Prison Reform

Right on Crime | June 7, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, thirty prominent Texas conservative leaders sent a letter to Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn urging them to support the FIRST STEP Act, which would…

Right on Crime Applauds House Passage of FIRST STEP Act

Right on Crime | May 22, 2018
Austin, TX — The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (H.R. 5682) by a vote of 360-59. …

Right on Crime praises White House for championing prison reform

Right on Crime | May 18, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, The White House hosted a prison reform summit, bringing together leaders from across the country in the prison reform movement for a conversation about the…

Right on Crime Statement on Judiciary Committee Passage of First Step Act

Right on Crime | May 9, 2018
Austin, TX — The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 25-5 the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (H.R. 5682).  Sponsored by…

Right on Crime Thanks Oklahoma Legislators for Sending Reform to Governor’s Desk

Right on Crime | April 26, 2018
Austin, TX — On Tuesday, the Oklahoma legislature held final votes in each chamber to send all seven criminal justice reform bills to Governor Fallin that came from the…
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