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

Right on Crime | 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…

Ex–NYPD Commissioner: Why President Trump Is Right to Let Local Police Buy Military Equipment

Right on Crime | September 8, 2017
This article by Right on Crime signatory Bernard Kerik originally appeared in TIME, September 8th, 2017. Before the order was even released, much hand-wringing over the Trump White House’s reversal…

GAO: ‘Enhanced Controls’ Needed to Prevent Fraudulent Surplus Military Gear Transfers

Michael Haugen | July 27, 2017
A controversial federal program providing surplus military gear to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies hasn’t been properly verifying applications for the transfer of various controlled property, including…

Federal Compromise on Criminal Justice Reform Bill Announced in Senate

Right on Crime | October 1, 2015
On October 1, a collection of senators announced that an agreement had been reached on the CORRECTIONS Act and the Smarter Sentencing Act, both bipartisan criminal justice reform bills…

New BJS Report Shows Once Again Declining Incarceration Rates

Right on Crime | September 17, 2015
  The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the nation’s incarceration number for 2014, and they reveal some notable positive trends. Our country can yet again present a decreasing…

Right on Crime Applauds End of Equitable Sharing Program at DOJ

Right on Crime | January 17, 2015
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the end of Equitable Sharing, the process through which state and local law enforcement agencies use the lower-standard federal law to bypass…

ROC Signatory JC Watts leads Colson Task Force to Tackle Federal Prison Reforms

Right on Crime | December 11, 2014
In yesterday’s Roll Call, former Virginia Congressman Alan Mollohan and Oklahoma Congressman and Right on Crime signatory JC Watts announced the formation of the Charles Colson Task Force to…
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