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The Damon Allen Act is Law: Right on Crime joins Gov. Abbott at Signing

Tonya Kerr | September 24, 2021
Members of TPPF’s Right on Crime project joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas legislative leaders and criminal justice reform advocates at a ceremonial bill signing for the Damon Allen…

Texans deserve a bail system based on risk, not riches

Brett Tolman | September 13, 2021
This article was written by Brett Tolman and Nikki Pressley.   Last month, off-duty New Orleans Detective Everett Briscoe and his friend. Dyrin “DJ” Riculfy, were shot and killed…

Together, We Can Make Mississippi Safer and Reentry-Ready

Scott Peyton | September 9, 2021
Tackling the complexities of reentry is an issue facing Mississippi—as well as every other state in our nation. As I testified this week before a Mississippi State Legislature joint…

Tennessee Leaders Define Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

Julie Warren | May 13, 2021
By Brett Tolman and Julie Warren.   Where use of incarceration is concerned, thoughtful criminal justice advocates tend to draw a distinction between those to be “scared of” versus others “we are mad at.”…

Right on Crime, American Conservative Union Applaud Tennessee Leadership for Passing Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Caroline Espinosa | April 29, 2021
Nashville, TN — Today, Right on Crime and The American Conservative Union applaud the Tennessee General Assembly and Governor Lee for exhibiting bold leadership in the passage of HB 784,…

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…

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…
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