“There is one transcendent advantage belonging to the province of the State governments… I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice.”— Federalist No. 17
In the world of conservative criminal justice reform, the most exciting advances are taking place at the state level. States throughout the nation are findinginnovative ways to increase public safety while trimming burdensome corrections costs.
Every state is different, and thus every state is finding unique solutions. All of the states on the map below, however, have one thing in common: They are seizing the opportunity to cut corrections costs and keep the public safe.
Click a state to read about its successful criminal justice initiatives and keep up with the most current developments.