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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…

On Mask Wearing, Don’t Use Law Enforcement As Hall Monitors

Michael Haugen | June 23, 2020
Faced with the inability to slap the wrists of citizen’s themselves for not wearing masks in public, local officials in Texas are beginning to resort to the next best…

Right on Crime Encouraged by President Trump’s First Step on Police Reform

Right on Crime | June 17, 2020
President Trump signed an executive order on safe policing, which seeks to address hot-button issues in police practice.

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…

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Corrections Show a Smarter Way to Fight COVID-19 in State Prisons

John Koufos | June 2, 2020
Like state prisons across the country, prisons in Arkansas are too crowded to safely deal with the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic. Already strained for capacity before the pandemic, Arkansas prisons…

A Conservative Case for Drug-Free School Zone Reform

Julie Warren | May 28, 2020
In 1995, Tennessee enacted The Drug Free School Zone Act—contained within § 39-17-432—for the stated “purpose of providing vulnerable persons in this state an environment in which they can…

Justice, Rights, and Hope for Victims

Scott Peyton | May 26, 2020
Across the country, April 19-25 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope.”  Criminal justice advocacy must account…

Governor Wolf’s Reprieve Order is Smart and Timely

John Koufos | May 20, 2020
Social distancing is difficult enough in densely packed urban areas like New York City, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the country in no small part…

Re-Entry Ready Louisiana

Scott Peyton | May 7, 2020
HB 77 allows the use of technology—such as video conferencing—and provides flexibility of reporting for those employed.

Pandemic Or Not, Alternatives to In-Person Supervision Contacts Are Good Policy

Scott Peyton | April 23, 2020
During my 10 years as a Louisiana Probation and Parole (PNP) officer, I kept hand sanitizer with me at all times. PNP officers are exposed to a wide array…

Second Chance Small Businesses Deserve Another Chance

Marc Levin | April 21, 2020
This post originally appeared on the Texas Public Policy Foundation website on April 21, 2020. As America prepares to get back to work, will some people be left behind? The…
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