Criminal Justice News

Conservatives and Criminal Justice Reform in Florida

Chelsea Murphy | October 27, 2017
Right on Crime hosted an evening centered around conservatives for criminal justice reform in Tallahassee, Florida, Wednesday, October 25th. Former and current Florida lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates came…

Opioid Crisis Correctly Identified as Health Emergency

Right on Crime | October 26, 2017
Austin, TX— Right on Crime, the national conservative criminal justice reform organization, today praised the Trump administration’s decision to declare the United States’ severe opioid crisis a “national health…

Right on Crime in Oklahoma

Andrew Speno | October 25, 2017
Oklahoma lawmakers gathered for a hearing on the interim study on criminal justice reform at the state capitol, Tuesday, October 24th. The Chairman of the study, Rep. Terry O’Donnell…

A New Era in Criminal Justice for Oklahoma City

Andrew Speno | October 2, 2017
It’s just a building in downtown Oklahoma City but city leaders hope it will come to symbolize the birth of a new era in criminal justice. Mayor Mick Cornett…

Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | September 27, 2017
This article by Right on Crime Signatory Grover Norquist originally appeared in Wall Street Journal, September 26th, 2017. Every so often I’m asked to list the conservative movement’s most important…

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Joins Right on Crime

Right on Crime | September 21, 2017
Austin, TX — Right on Crime today announced the addition of a respected conservative leader committed to conservative criminal justice reform as outlined in its Statement of Principles.  The…

Former Sen. Jim DeMint Joins Right on Crime

Right on Crime | September 19, 2017
Austin, TX — Today Right on Crime announced the addition of a respected former Senator who is committed to conservative criminal justice reform as outlined in its Statement of…

White House Hosts Round-Table Meeting on Federal Prison Reform

Katie Greer | September 15, 2017
Texas’ big success with criminal justice reform was a focal point in Thursday’s White House round-table discussion on how to improve the federal prison system. President Trump’s Senior Advisor,…

Signs of Change in Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Lyons | September 15, 2017
David Clarke, Milwaukee County’s long serving and outspoken sheriff, has resigned. For real this time. Ever since he became sheriff in 2002, Clarke has presented himself as a tough…

Right on Crime Welcomes Several New Louisiana Leaders of Criminal Justice Reform as Signatories to Their Statement of Principles

Right on Crime | September 15, 2017
Recently, several prominent leaders of the criminal justice reform movement in the Pelican State have signed onto Right on Crime’s Statement of Principles. The new signatories were all integral…

Hot Dogs and Over-Criminalization in Berkeley

Marc Levin | September 13, 2017
The now-viral video of a UC-Berkeley police officer seizing a bacon hotdog vendor’s money begs some deeper scrutiny. The officer’s department issued a statement saying the money that was…

U.S. House Unanimously Approves Bill to Curb Civil Forfeiture in IRS ‘Structuring’ Cases

Michael Haugen | September 12, 2017
By a unanimous voice vote last Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved a measure aimed at limiting the ability of the Internal Revenue Service to utilize asset forfeiture in…
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