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Texas House Puts Politics Ahead of Criminal Justice Reform

Tonya Kerr | October 15, 2021
AUSTIN- With a vote of 75-38, the Texas House of Representatives failed to reach the two-thirds supermajority needed to send a constitutional amendment on meaningful bail reform (SJR1) to…

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…

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

Medal of Freedom

Kaycie Alexander | October 10, 2019
Right on Crime signatory Edwin Meese III recently received the Medal of Freedom presented by President Donald Trump for his dedication to public service. This recognition is well-deserved as…

Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy get the First Step Act all wrong

Derek M. Cohen | July 25, 2019
Originally published in the Washington Examiner on July 24, 2019 When President Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018, he was flanked by conservative senators and law…

Unions Alarmingly Misrepresent SB 815

Randy Petersen | May 23, 2019
When the legislature creates a criminal statute that is punishable by a fine alone, meaning that incarceration is not a potential consequence even if the offender is found guilty…

Yes, Trump is Embracing Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | February 13, 2018
This article by Right on Crime Signatories Ken Blackwell and Ken Cuccinelli originally appeared in the Washington Examiner, February 12th, 2018. Throughout the last election cycle, there came fevered predictions from…

Data-Driven Reentry Initiative Tackles Recidivism

John Koufos | January 24, 2018
The United States spends roughly 80 billion dollars per year on its various federal, state and local, prison systems.  The return on that investment has been a recidivism rate…

Trump Calls for Prison Reform

Katie Greer | January 11, 2018
President Trump gave a big nod to prison reform in his first State of the Union address, Tuesday, January 30th. “As America regains its strength, this opportunity must be…

Sessions Returns to Rule of Law on Marijuana

Right on Crime | January 5, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions terminated Erick Holder’s previous decision to allow states to ignore federal marijuana laws. Right on Crime Director, Dr. Derek Cohen, went on air with WMAL…

Right on Crime Praises Speaker Ryan for Commitment to Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | December 15, 2017
Austin, TX — Right on Crime today praised House Speaker Paul Ryan for his commitment to passing criminal justice reform in 2018.  Several conservative criminal justice reform bills have…

Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice Task Force Report: Expanding and Increasing Reliance Upon Diversion Programs

Julie Warren | December 8, 2017
Monday, December 4th, Tennessee’s Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice unveiled its report following its comprehensive study on the overall state of Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice…
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