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Texas Conservative Leaders Urge Cruz and Cornyn to Support Prison Reform

| 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 provide reentry programming to help reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and give those incarcerated a second chance once they have paid their debt to society. The legislat...

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Right on Crime

May 22, 2018

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Right on Crime Applauds House Passage of FIRST STEP Act

| 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.  Sponsored by Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the FIRST STEP Act improves the federal prison system by providing re...

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Right on Crime

May 18, 2018

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Right on Crime praises White House for championing prison reform

| 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 importance of prison reform in the federal prison system. Right on Crime Signatories Brooke Rollins and Rebecca Hagelin spoke at the event, as did Right on Crime Director D...

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

| 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 Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the FIRST STEP Act improves the federal prison by providing reentry programming to help ...

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Right on Crime

April 26, 2018

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

| 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 Governor’s Task Force recommendations. All seven bills passed easily with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. The Governor then signed the bills on Thursday. ...

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Right on Crime’s Statement on Delay of Prison Reform Vote

| April 26, 2018

Austin, TX — The House Judiciary Committee postponed yesterday’s scheduled markup of The Prison Reform and Redemption Act (H.R. 3356), which would provide reentry programming to help reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and give those incarcerated a second chance once they have paid their debt to society. Right on Crime signatories former...

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Right on Crime

March 16, 2018

Right on Crime applauds Mississippi Legislature for passing criminal justice reform

| March 16, 2018

Austin, TX - Right on Crime applauds the Mississippi legislature for sending meaningful criminal justice reform to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk. This legislation helps make Mississippians safer while also reducing barriers that have prevented former offenders from becoming taxpaying citizens. House Bill 387, authored by Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Brax...

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Right on Crime

January 31, 2018

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Right on Crime Praises President Trump for Commitment to Reforming Criminal Justice

| January 31, 2018

Florida Has Opportunity to Lead the Way for Criminal Justice Reform Tallahassee, Fla. – Right on Crime today issued the following statement, attributable to Chelsea Murphy, Right on Crime’s Florida state director, praising President Donald Trump for his commitment to criminal justice reform as laid out during the State of the Union. “We are...

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Right on Crime

January 10, 2018

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Right on Crime Praises White House for Prison Reform Discussion

| January 10, 2018

Austin, TX — Tomorrow, the White House will hold a meeting with top conservative experts on criminal justice reform.  Brooke Rollins, President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, home of Right on Crime, will participate along with Governors Matt Bevin, Sam Brownback and Nathan Deal who have implemented successful reforms in their states.  A...

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Right on Crime Praises Speaker Ryan for Commitment to Criminal Justice Reform

| December 15, 2017

Austin, TX — Right on Crime today praised House Speaker Paul Ryan for his commitment to passing criminal justice reform in 2018.  Several conservative criminal justice reform bills have been discussed and passed by the Judiciary Committees of both the House and the Senate in recent years. “Speaker Ryan is showing leadership on an issue of p...

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Coalition Applauds Lawmakers for Advancing Legislation to Address Criminal Justice Reform

| December 5, 2017

Judicial Safety Valve Reforms Mandatory Minimum Sentencing by Providing Courts with Needed Flexibility Tallahassee, Fla. – A coalition of conservative public policy organizations today praised Florida lawmakers for advancing legislation that seeks to reform mandatory minimum sentencing requirements by allowing for a judicial safety valve. Sen...

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Right on Crime, Lawmakers & Conservative Coalition Address Badly Needed Criminal Justice Reform in State of Florida

| November 15, 2017

Tallahassee, Fla. – Right on Crime, joined by Florida lawmakers and a coalition of conservative public policy organizations, today addressed critical criminal justice reform measures needed in the State of Florida. At the press conference, a poll, demonstrating a majority of registered Florida voters support a number of smart justice reforms, was...

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Katie Greer

October 31, 2017

Announcing New Leadership and Staff Advancements

| October 31, 2017

Austin, TX — The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced the advancement of three staff members who serve as leaders in the Foundation’s Right on Crime campaign. Marc Levin will serve as Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy Levin has long been recognized for leading the charge for conservative criminal justice reform on both a state a...

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Federal Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Has Conservative Values, Focuses on Public Safety

| October 6, 2017

Austin, TX — Right on Crime, the conservative campaign for criminal justice reform, applauds Congress for moving forward with important pieces of criminal justice reform legislation. Conservative principles that have led to lower crime and better outcomes for taxpayers and victims in the conservative states in which these laws have passed are th...

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Right on Crime

September 12, 2017

Mark Meckler Joins Criminal Justice Reform Effort

| September 12, 2017

Right on Crime today announced the addition of a respected conservative activist who is committed to conservative criminal justice reform as outlined in its Statement of Principles.  The newest signatory to this movement is Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance. Citizens for Self-Governance launched the Convention of States to...

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Advocates and Lawmakers Urge Passage of Second Chances Bill

| May 17, 2017

Standing in support of the Second Chances Bill, Right on Crime signatory Doug Deason urged legislators to pass the critical reforms at a press conference held in the Texas state capitol on Tuesday. Deason advocated for the bill by sharing his personal testimony of making a mistake at a young age and benefiting from a chance to move forward. The bil...

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Oklahoma Right on Crime Highlights Benefits of State Questions 780 and 781

| November 3, 2016

Today, Right on Crime Oklahoma, the Sooner State’s branch of the nation’s most prominent conservative criminal justice reform campaign, issued the following statement concerning the beneficial impact of State Questions 780 and 781: Andrew Speno, the spokesman for Right on Crime Oklahoma noted: “Questions 780 and 781 will bring Oklahoma int...

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Conservative Justice Reform Advocates React to New FBI Crime Report

| September 27, 2016

The FBI has released its annual crime report for last year, and the conservative members of the U.S. Justice Action Network—three of whom are also Right on Crime signatories— issued the following statements. Bottom line is this: while any increase in any crime is cause for concern, America is still much safer today than in decade’s past. S...

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Right on Crime Commends Speaker Ryan For Leadership On Criminal Justice Reform

| February 5, 2016

Austin, TX—Recent comments by House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will schedule a vote on a criminal justice reform bill this year earned praise from Right on Crime, the leading conservative criminal justice reform organization: “Speaker Ryan is showing courageous leadership on criminal justice reform, and we call on House Majority Leader Ke...

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Right on Crime

December 3, 2015

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Now Hiring: Senior Researcher, Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime

| December 3, 2015

Description: The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice and its Right on Crime initiative is seeking a senior researcher to examine American policing practices to determine how best to improve public safety while securing liberty. The qualified applicant will see public safety as a multifaceted challenge wherein arrests ...

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Right on Crime is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.

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