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Right on Crime

December 3, 2014

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Grover Norquist: Fighting Crime on a Budget

| December 3, 2014

At the recent Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, founder and president for Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist delivered a keynote address encouraging representatives from two dozen states to consider safer, smarter and more cost-effective interventions in their correctional approach. Norquist is a Right on Crime signatory, an...

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Right on Crime

November 25, 2014

“Reaching the Tipping Point”

| November 25, 2014

Right on Crime's Director, Marc Levin, was invited to participate in a panel discussion, hosted by Charles Koch Institute on what Congress and the Administration can do to change the current criminal justice system, how smart approaches to tackling crime can reduce costs and improve our quality of life, and the consequences of doing nothing. [y...

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Right on Crime

November 22, 2014

Chuck DeVore Talks Right on Crime on the Rick Amato Show

| November 22, 2014

This past week Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, sat down with Rick Amato on the OneAmerica Network to discuss criminal justice issues from a conservative perspective. DeVore began by recapping the changes that have occurred in Texas in the last several years, a bipartisan movement to get the state off...

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Right on Crime

November 21, 2014

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Levin featured in Federalist Society debate on Criminal Sentencing Reform

| November 21, 2014

Although prison populations at the federal level have very recently declined for the first time in decades, prisoner population at the state level rose. The cost of crime, some that can be measured and some that are impossible to measure, is undoubtedly high, but so too is the cost of incarceration. Are we striking the right balance in length of se...

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Giving Kids Adult Records: Cohen and Fowler in the Dallas Morning News

| October 24, 2014

The Dallas Morning News published a piece by Right on Crime policy analyst Derek Cohen and Deborah Fowler, deputy director for Texas Appleseed. They write that, despite large criminal justice reform waves sweeping across Texas, there is still one area where government over reach and inefficiency is apparent. Truancy, previously a minor misbehavio...

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Right on Crime

October 21, 2014

Overcriminalization in America: No Home for Justice

| October 21, 2014

All Jack and his wife Jill Barron wanted was a home near their family for retirement. After going through all of the necessary permitting, they purchased the land where they intended to build. But soon the EPA alleged that the land might be a wetland and began restricting building on the site. Eventually the EPA brought felony charges on Jack for b...

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Right on Crime

October 17, 2014

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Pat Nolan: Fear of Crime and the Prison Build Up

| October 17, 2014

Pat Nolan, Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the American Conservative Union Foundation and Right on Crime Director of Outreach, talks about how being a former legislator and having served time in prison has made it clear for him to see the bureaucracy within the criminal justice system. This is a driving factor in his passi...

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Right on Crime

October 14, 2014

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Right on Crime Featured in “State of Incarceration”

| October 14, 2014

State of Incarceration, a documentary directed by Andrew Gregg in association with CBC, was released last week on Canada Public Television. The film investigates where Canada's criminal justice system is headed and takes Gregg to Texas, known for being "tough on crime", to discover Texas investing in programs to keep non violent offenders out of pr...

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Right on Crime

September 29, 2014

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Bob Ehrlich: 6 Observations on Reforming Criminal Justice

| September 29, 2014

At the annual State Policy Network convention in Denver, Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich spoke about criminal justice reform and his experience as a supporter of the Right on Crime campaign. The Right on Crime Dinner was co-hosted by the Charles Koch Foundation, and also featured presentations by Right on Crime Senior Policy Analyst Vikrant Re...

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Right on Crime

September 24, 2014

WTTW PBS Chicago – Marc Levin Testifies at an Illinois Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee

| September 24, 2014

Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin testified at an Illinois State Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee hearing this week. WTTW11 PBS Chicago shares Levin's testimony specifically related to class 4 felony offenders. He commends the state for the steps already taken and offers advice on lowering recidivism rates by shifting resources to th...

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Right on Crime

September 17, 2014

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Marc Levin Testifies on Criminal Justice Reform Successes in Tennessee

| September 17, 2014

Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin testified at a Tennessee State Senate hearing entitled, "Criminal Justice Reform: What Other States Have Done." He described the successful efforts in states like Texas, South Carolina and Georgia, where criminal justice reform enhanced public safety and helped cut costs at the same time. Also providing exp...

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Right on Crime

August 31, 2014

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DeVore: Conservative Reforms to Curb Criminal Recidivism

| August 31, 2014

This week, Fox Business' The Independents continued their earlier conversation with Chuck DeVore, the Vice President for Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation-- this time, showcasing the Right on Crime campaign. He touched on several aspects of the campaign and the effort to reform America's criminal justice system. Conservatives ought t...

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Right on Crime

August 20, 2014

DeVore: We’re Not Getting Our Money’s Worth from an Ineffective Criminal Justice System

| August 20, 2014

Texas Public Policy Foundation Vice President Chuck DeVore appeared on Fox Business' The Independents on Tuesday night to discuss his experience restoring order in the National Guard during the Los Angeles riots in 1992. DeVore contrasts the militarized firepower of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri with the National Guard. He points o...

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Right on Crime

August 15, 2014

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Erick Erickson: Support Right on Crime

| August 15, 2014

RedState Editor (and Right on Crime signatory) Erick Erickson endorses the Right on Crime campaign at the 2014 RedState Gathering in Ft. Worth, Texas. Earlier, Senior Policy Analyst Vikrant Reddy interviewed Senior Fellow and Former Texas House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden about his involvement in corrections reform in Texas and about t...

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Jerry Madden: Conservative Principles & Victories in Criminal Justice Reform

| August 15, 2014

At the 2014 RedState Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas, Right on Crime Senior Policy Analyst Vikrant Reddy spoke with Former Texas House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden about his involvement in criminal justice reform in Texas and about his subsequent national work with the Right on Crime campaign. Wrapping up the event, RedState Editor Erick...

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Rick Perry: The Success of Texas’ Criminal Justice Reforms

| August 15, 2014

In a speech at the annual RedState Gathering in Fort Worth, Gov. Rick Perry mentioned the common-sense, conservative criminal justice reforms that have done so much to lower crime in his state. The governor acknowledged the efforts of former Former Texas House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden in promoting the key prison and sentencing reforms that...

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Right on Crime

August 13, 2014

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ROC’s Pat Nolan on PBS Newshour: Debating Criminal Justice Reform

| August 13, 2014

Right on Crime's Pat Nolan appears on PBS Newshour to discuss criminal justice reform. From the website's description: The calls to address prison crowding and conditions have intensified as American inmate populations have grown. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the shifting perceptions of the criminal justice system from Bill McCollum, former...

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Right on Crime

May 27, 2014

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FTR Radio interviews from ROC Leadership Summit

| May 27, 2014

Fingers Malloy with "From The Right" radio interviews attendees at the Right on Crime Leadership Summit. Ken Cuccinelli, Former Virginia Attorney General and Right on Crime signatory [audio:http://rightoncrime.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/KenCuccinelliRightOnCrime.mp3|titles=KenCuccinelliRightOnCrime] Congressman Jason Chaffetz, U.S. Rep...

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Judge Neil Gorsuch on Overcriminalization

| November 18, 2013

On Friday night, the Honorable Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC. Judge Gorsuch assumed the federal bench in 2006, and his name is frequently mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee in a Republican presid...

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Right on Crime

June 21, 2013

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Watch Right On Crime signatory Grover Norquist discuss why he believes in our mission

| June 21, 2013

"The agenda of Right on Crime, its solid, its principled, its exactly where conservatives have been and ought to be in terms of combating crime, while minimizing the amount of abuse by government." ~Grover Norquist ...

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