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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…

Re-Entry Ready Louisiana

Scott Peyton | May 7, 2020
HB 77 allows the use of technology—such as video conferencing—and provides flexibility of reporting for those employed.

A Window Into Solitary Confinement and Its Many Alternatives

Right on Crime | January 28, 2020
Solitary confinement for brief periods is occasionally necessary to protect the safety of both people who are incarcerated and the staff responsible for them. However, absent appropriate limitations, it…

Too Young to Succeed? Emerging Community Supervision Strategies for Emerging Adults

Right on Crime | January 6, 2020
Transitioning from being a youth typically living with a parent to establishing self- sufficiency as a mature adult is a challenging period, and how a person handles that transition…

Modernizing Parole Supervision to Enhance Workforce Outcomes

Right on Crime | December 23, 2019
Parole offices can play the role of the coordinating body for workforce development to improve public safety and employment outcomes. By improving access to tangible resources and services for…

Getting Technical: Preventing and Responding to Technical Supervision Violations and Misdemeanors

Right on Crime | December 18, 2019
Many states have experienced stubbornly high rates of revocations from community supervision in recent years, especially for technical violations. This paper examines several of the best policies and practices…

Police Use of Force: Foresight Over Hindsight

Michael Hughes | July 30, 2019
The use of force by police creates some of the widest chasms between officers and citizens. Training must build confidence and offer realistic scenarios. This approach sets up appropriate…

Community Supervision in Tennessee

Julie Warren | June 17, 2019
Reforms to Tennessee’s community supervision system—including to parole, probation, and community corrections—are necessary and can lead to improvements in the challenges of overcrowding and reentry.

Community Supervision in Wisconsin

Thomas Lyons | June 11, 2019
Tom Lyons, Right on Crime’s state director for Wisconsin, provides a policy brief of the state’s community supervision apparatus and discusses some of its challenges – including the higher-than-average…

Community Corrections in Florida

Greg Glod | June 3, 2019
Right on Crime’s Manager of State Initiates, Greg Glod, discusses the current state of community corrections in Florida. While the use of community supervision is a positive criminal justice…

Unions Alarmingly Misrepresent SB 815

Randy Petersen | May 23, 2019
When the legislature creates a criminal statute that is punishable by a fine alone, meaning that incarceration is not a potential consequence even if the offender is found guilty…
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