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Kentucky General Assembly Brings Big Changes to Criminal Justice Policy in 2021

Aubrey Vaughan Travis | April 23, 2021
Kentucky’s General Assembly just wrapped a productive 2021 legislative session. The 30-day session saw numerous criminal justice reforms passed, as well as the introduction of many bills that may…

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2021

Scott Peyton | April 19, 2021
The U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime designated April 18-24, 2021 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Thanks to Representative Stephanie Hilferty, whose leadership saw the…

CPAC 2021 Breakout Panel: “Conservative Prosecutors, Conservative Reforms”

Chelsea Murphy | March 23, 2021
Despite media headlines to the contrary, many conservative prosecutors have been long driving meaningful reforms in their own backyards. A CPAC panel of nationally renowned conservative prosecutors highlighted this…

Louisianans Deserve Real Justice Reform

Scott Peyton | March 19, 2021
Recently, a narrative has emerged alleging that the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) legislation, which passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, has contributed to gun violence in the Pelican State.…

To Protect Public Safety, Pretrial Release Must Turn on Risk

Julie Warren | February 26, 2021
The American pretrial system is flawed. A defendant accused of murder, or another form of violence, may be released from jail, while someone charged in the same courtroom with…

TPPF Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Leadership on Public Safety

Derek M. Cohen | February 1, 2021
Following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State address, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Citizens Defense and Right on Crime campaigns commend the Governor for making public safety a clear…

Texas Needs to Address Overreliance of Long-Term Solitary Confinement of Incarcerated Persons

Marc Levin | January 29, 2021
Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime project published the paper Reining in Solitary Confinement in Texas: Recent Progress and Next Steps. “Solitary confinement constitutes a significant deprivation…

New Paper Identifies Policy Solutions to Improve Texas’s Corrections System

Michael Haugen | January 26, 2021
Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime campaign published the paper Prisons and Penny-Pinching: Finding Budget Savings in the Time of COVID-19. “In light of projected budgetary shortfalls…

ICYMI: Right on Crime Louisiana State Director Scott Peyton Highlighted in Biz

Scott Peyton | January 26, 2021
This article was originally published by BIZ Magazine on January 26, 2021. LSU Shreveport Alumnus Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform, Will Present at Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference LSU Shreveport…

New Report Outlines Collateral Consequences of Unemployment for Justice-Involved Individuals

Scott Peyton | January 22, 2021
Many justice-involved individuals face collateral consequences because of their criminal conviction. In a recent report titled “Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals,” Right on Crime partnered with Recidiviz to provide…

Where has the ‘defund the police’ movement gone?

Currie Myers | December 23, 2020
Five months ago, many progressives were calling for defunding the police, and some local governments — including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Kansas City and Portland — did so,…

‘A Neighbor’s Choice’: Congressman-Elect Byron Donalds

Chelsea Murphy | December 7, 2020
Congressman-Elect Byron Donalds, a long time of champion of criminal justice reform in Florida, joined me on the latest episode of “A Neighbor’s Choice.” Our conversation started out with…
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