Drug Treatment

Tennessee Seeks to Incentivize Offenders’ Successful Completion of Substance Abuse Treatment

Julie Warren | January 31, 2018
The human toll of the opioid crisis in Tennessee has been devastating. The Tennessee Department of Health reports that in 2016, there were 1,631 fatal overdoses in Tennessee, which…

Supporting Veterans Long After Veterans Day

Katie Greer | November 27, 2017
This article by Katie Greer originally appeared in Fort Worth Star-Telegram November 22nd, 2017. Each year in November, the nation pauses to recognize those who have served in the…

To the People Dying from the Opioid Epidemic, Drugs aren’t the Problem — They’re the Solution

Right on Crime | November 13, 2017
This article by Right on Crime Signatory and Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy at Prison Fellowship, Craig DeRoche, originally appeared in Fox News, November 12th, 2017.…

Women Suffering Opioid Addiction Experience Long Wait for Treatment

Julie Warren | November 8, 2017
The Tennessean recently published an article that highlighted “one unexpected effect of Tennessee’s opioid crisis”: women suffering from addiction are serving longer jail terms than their male counterparts—six months…

Let’s Prevent a Crisis

Thomas Lyons | October 31, 2017
With President Trump’s announcement declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, policymakers should start considering how to respond more rapidly to prevent epidemics from developing.  The vast expense…

Texas Experience Makes It Clear: Alaska Should Give SB 91 Time to Work

Marc Levin | October 16, 2017
This article by Marc Levin and former Texas Representative Jerry Madden originally appeared in Alaska Dispatch News, October 12th, 2017. Ten years ago, our home state of Texas was…

Opioid Addictions Won’t be Cured by Tough Sentences

Right on Crime | May 23, 2017
This article by Right on Crime signatories, Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan, originally appeared in Fox News on May 22, 2017. One of the most important promises President Trump made…

Marc Levin Discusses Latest FBI Crime Report, Drug Treatment Programs on “The Bill Martinez Show”

Right on Crime | October 10, 2016
During a recent episode of “The Bill Martinez Show,” Right on Crime policy director Marc Levin spent time discussing details of the FBI’s newly released crime report for 2015,…

Survey: Substantial Public Support Exists for Judicial Flexibility in Sentencing, “Good Time” Credits

Michael Haugen | February 12, 2016
A new national survey conducted by The Mellman Group & Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that public opinions regarding federal sentencing laws, particularly…
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