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Joe Griffin

September 21, 2018

Tulsa County sees success in criminal justice reforms after one year

| September 21, 2018

Despite a series of reforms passed by the legislature, Oklahoma remains a negative example to rest of the nation for the perils of over-incarceration. This week, however, the Tulsa World reported innovation on the county level is having a positive impact on the burdensome jail population in Tulsa County. According to data provided by the Vera In...

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Marc Levin

September 17, 2018

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Sentencing reform is critical for youth in the justice system

| September 17, 2018

This article by Marc Levin and Jody Kent Lavy, executive director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, originally appeared in The Hill September 16, 2018. As states across the country move to right-size their prison systems, managing to reduce incarceration, costs and crime, it is important to consider reform at the federal level a...

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Julie Warren

September 13, 2018

Being Right on Bail

| September 13, 2018

Across the country, lawmakers have undertaken a critical examination of their state’s pretrial justice system, particularly where cash bail is concerned.  Kentucky has led on this issue for decades, having kicked commercial bail to the curb in the 1970s and enacting a statewide pretrial risk-needs assessment requirement in 2014. Even though m...

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Katie Greer

September 12, 2018

Former NYC police commissioner’s journey from 9/11 to prison reform

| September 12, 2018

Public safety is on the minds of many Americans throughout September as they reflect on the most horrific terrorist attack on our nation’s soil. Thousands of lives were lost due to events that took place seventeen years ago on 9/11. In the midst of the chaos, the response from law enforcement officers to firefighters, to even everyday Americans, ...

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From Tax Burdens to Taxpayer—Hiring the previously incarcerated is Right on Crime

| September 12, 2018

With the completion of the Louisiana-centric Employer Handbook, Right on Crime will embark on a series of regional Employer Summits in the Fall to educate and inform employers across the state on hiring an individual with a criminal background and how it will benefit their businesses.  The continued workforce shortage that is present not only in L...

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Chuck DeVore

September 11, 2018

New California law terminates bail and risks public safety while Texas seeks reform

| September 11, 2018

This article by Chuck DeVore originally appeared in Forbes September 10, 2018. With California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Senate Bill 10, the cash bail system, with 15 centuries of history, was ended in the Golden State. Bail’s demise will cause unneeded waves in California’s increasingly turbulent criminal justice system. Whe...

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Michael Haugen

September 10, 2018

Bail reform is a good thing but California went too far

| September 10, 2018

This article by Michael Haugen originally appeared in Dallas Morning News September 9, 2018. There has been a long-running comparison between California and Texas as to which of the country's two most populous states — each with a wholly distinct flavor of governing style — best serves its citizens. Commentators may point to this benefit or ...

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Elain Ellerbe

September 7, 2018

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Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms are working

| September 7, 2018

This article by Elain Ellerbe originally appeared in Shreveport Times September 7, 2018. In 2017, Louisiana’s criminal justice system took a turn for the better. Realizing that Louisiana’s largest per capita prison system had one-third of the prison population released only to return in three years, lawmakers, law enforcement and other stakeh...

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Right on Crime

September 4, 2018

Mike Huckabee: Cotton is wrong

| September 4, 2018

This article by former Arkansas Governor and Right on Crime signatory Mike Huckabee originally appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette September 1, 2018. In 2014, I endorsed then-Representative Tom Cotton to be the next U.S. Senator to the great state of Arkansas. I still stand by this decision. Senator Cotton has represented Arkansas well...

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Andrew Speno

August 30, 2018

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Oklahoma Pardon & Parole Board reviews cases for commutation

| August 30, 2018

Photo by The Oklahoman  The systemic problems contributing to Oklahoma’s bloated prison population are complex and multifaceted. There is no simple solution. But Oklahoma’s Pardon & Parole Board made headway this month by agreeing to review the cases of 23 inmates, all women, for commutation. Commutation lessens the severity of punishme...

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Right on Crime

August 22, 2018

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Conservatives send letter to President Trump in support of FIRST STEP Act

| August 22, 2018

Download the letter here. Dear Mr. President: We write to thank you for your support of the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person (FIRST STEP) Act, H.R. 5682. Without the support of you and your White House, the FIRST STEP Act may not have passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Achieving Tod...

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Do ex-cons ever really finish serving their debt to society?

| August 22, 2018

Photo by Rich Pedroncelli Over the past two months there have been some exciting movements in the right direction regarding prison reform. But in America, overcoming the stigma of prison remains a real issue. The United States has had a long-held history of Judeo-Christian beliefs that has helped guide our Country’s moral compass. “Give ...

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Right on Crime

August 21, 2018

Why It’s Not ‘Soft On Crime’ to Support Criminal Justice Reform

| August 21, 2018

This article by former U.S. Attorney (UT) and Right on Crime signatory Brett Tolman was co-authored by Heritage Foundation's John G. Malcolm and originally appeared in the Daily Signal August 20, 2018. In a Wall Street Journal editorial op-ed column last week, Sen. Tom Cotton offered tepid support for prison reform measures in the FIRST ...

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U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s criminal justice reform critique to Trump filled with errors

| August 21, 2018

This article by Right on Crime signatories  James M. Lapeyre Jr. of Smart on Crime Louisiana and Daniel J. Erspamer of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy originally appeared in The Advocate August 20, 2018. On Aug. 8, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy sent a letter to President Donald Trump criticizing Louisiana’s 2017 package of criminal justice ...

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Right on Crime

August 20, 2018

Act on House justice reform bill

| August 20, 2018

This article former U.S. Senator and Right on Crime signatory Jim DeMint originally appeared in Quad-City Times August 19, 2018. Since the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court in late June, most legislation in the high chamber of Congress has been in a holding pattern. Upon filling Kennedy's seat, it will fall u...

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Derek M. Cohen

August 17, 2018

Setting the Record Straight

| August 17, 2018

In a recent op-ed published in Wall Street Journal Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) recognized the need for federal prison reform but cautioned against sentencing provisions that have been discussed in recent weeks as possible additions to the House-passed FIRST STEP Act. While we do not know what these sentencing provisions will end up including in t...

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Randy Petersen

August 16, 2018

In upholding the law, policy is more important than discretion

| August 16, 2018

This article by Randy Petersen originally appeared in Daily Caller August 16, 2018. When a Michigan police officer arrested an 80-year-old woman for possession of marijuana with an expired medical exemption license, the backdrop was set for a debate. But are we framing this debate properly? Some will point out that the officer’s actions seemed...

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Right on Crime

August 13, 2018

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Being tough on crime and smart on criminal justice go hand-in-hand

| August 13, 2018

This article by Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and Right on Crime signatory, originally appeared in Tampa Bay Times August 10, 2018. Most people want to live in a safe, secure neighborhood. They want their politicians to be tough when it comes to fighting crime. Floridians increasingly want their criminal justice syst...

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The Church should push federal criminal justice reform bill to the finish line

| August 13, 2018

This article by Craig DeRoche,  senior vice president of advocacy and public policy at Prison Fellowship and Right on Crime signatory, originally appeared in Christian Post August 10, 2018. President Donald Trump recently met with pastors from around the country to discuss criminal justice reform and the Church's history of visiting prisoner...

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Pricey prison phone calls cost more than just dollars

| August 13, 2018

According to Prison Policy Initiative, on July 18, 2018, the New York City Council passed legislation that requires the city to provide telephone services free of charge to individuals in the custody by the Department of Corrections saving their families nearly $8 million per year.  The new law also prohibits the City or DOC from receiving or reta...

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