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Louisiana Trending in Right Direction with 2020 Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) Report

Scott Peyton | November 19, 2021
Baton Rouge, LA- Proving ongoing commitment to the four goals of Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) and making meaningful reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, Right on Crime Louisiana State Director Scott…

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…

Brett Tolman to Head TPPF’s Right on Crime

Caroline Espinosa | May 4, 2021
The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced that former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman will be the Executive Director for Right on Crime, the foundation’s campaign focusing on criminal justice reform. Tolman, a…

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,…

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…

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.

Right on Crime Welcomes Gov. Haslam and Former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as Group’s Latest Signatories

Right on Crime | December 9, 2019
Right on Crime welcomes two new signatories, as former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have signed the conservative criminal justice reform organization’s…

Oklahoma Poll Reveals Strong Support for Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | April 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 5, 2019 CONTACT: Andrew Speno 405-315-5924 aspeno@rightoncrime.com Oklahoma City, OK — A poll commissioned by Right on Crime and conducted by Ascend Perspectives revealed a…

Right on Crime Partners with the Pelican Institute to Offer Louisiana Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Solutions

Right on Crime | February 12, 2019
Solutions would build on successes of 2017 state reforms and offer insights into new policy needs Please click to view the issue solutions papers regarding mens rea and civil asset forfeiture from Right…
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