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From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers

Scott Peyton | June 30, 2020
In August of 2018, my predecessor, Elain Ellerbe, introduced Right on Crime’s A Handbook for Employers: From Tax Burdens to Tax payers: Why Hiring the Previously Incarcerated is Right…

Recapping the 2020 Session in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | June 5, 2020
The Louisiana 2020 Legislative session certainly was memorable. It began with my first grandchild, Lucy Louise Peyton, who was born on March 9, 2020, the first day of the…

Businesses Working to Give Kentuckians Second Chances

Aubrey Vaughan Travis | February 26, 2020
There is a promising cultural shift across the business community in Kentucky to hire those needing a second chance after re-entering the workforce. Read more

Partners in Hope: A Journey of Second Chances

Right on Crime | November 15, 2018
This post originally appeared as a press release at the Badger Institute, our SPN partner in Wisconsin, on November 14, 2018. Imagine a prisoner reentry program where the mentors…

Now Is the Time to Pass “First Step Act”

Right on Crime | November 12, 2018
This commentary, written by our signatory J.C. Watts, originally appeared at The Oklahoman on November 11, 2018. You would expect that in the face of midterm elections, the Brett Kavanaugh…

Right on Crime Welcomes New Louisiana State Director Scott Peyton

Scott Peyton | November 8, 2018
Probation and parole officers are on the front lines of criminal justice reforms. They are required to wear many hats and are faced with mounds of paperwork and large…

Justice demands passage of First Step bill to rehabilitate lives

Right on Crime | October 22, 2018
This article by Right on Crime signatory Rebecca Hagelin originally appeared in Washington Times October 21, 2018. For only a few hours each month, she gets to be a…

In the Trenches of Reentry

Elain Ellerbe | October 16, 2018
Over the 25 years of my work with incarcerated individuals and their families, I have had the great pleasure and honor to run into a number of what I…

Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms are working

Elain Ellerbe | September 7, 2018
This article by Elain Ellerbe originally appeared in Shreveport Times September 7, 2018. In 2017, Louisiana’s criminal justice system took a turn for the better. Realizing that Louisiana’s largest…

Right on Crime Applauds Michigan Governor for Reducing Barriers to Reentry

Right on Crime | September 7, 2018
Austin, TX — Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will sign an executive directive to prevent state departments from using a check box on job applications to ask applicants if…

The Church should push federal criminal justice reform bill to the finish line

Right on Crime | August 13, 2018
This article by Craig DeRoche,  senior vice president of advocacy and public policy at Prison Fellowship and Right on Crime signatory, originally appeared in Christian Post August 10, 2018. President Donald Trump…

FIRST STEP Act is smart legislation — perfect for prison reform

Right on Crime | August 13, 2018
This article by Tim Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition and a signatory to the Right on Crime Statement of Principles, originally appeared in The Hill…
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