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Community Supervision in Wisconsin

Thomas Lyons | June 11, 2019
Tom Lyons, Right on Crime’s state director for Wisconsin, provides a policy brief of the state’s community supervision apparatus and discusses some of its challenges – including the higher-than-average…

Advancing Reforms to Community Supervision in Texas

Marc Levin | June 3, 2019
Right on Crime’s Marc Levin and Michael Haugen discuss the current state of community corrections in Texas. While the use of community supervision is a positive criminal justice tactic,…

Community Supervision in Wisconsin

Thomas Lyons | June 3, 2019
Right on Crime Wisconsin State Director, Thomas Lyons, discusses the current state of community corrections in Wisconsin. While the use of community supervision is a positive criminal justice tactic,…

Community Corrections in Florida

Greg Glod | June 3, 2019
Right on Crime’s Manager of State Initiates, Greg Glod, discusses the current state of community corrections in Florida. While the use of community supervision is a positive criminal justice…

Is Pro-Liberty Really Anti-Police?

Randy Petersen | May 31, 2019
The Texas Public Policy Foundation worked hard this legislative session to limit the practice of making a custodial arrest (handcuffs and ride in a squad car) for offenses that…

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…

Reducing Barriers to Occupational Licensing

Haley Holik | May 21, 2019
Evidence suggests maintaining a job reduces the chance of recidivism. It is difficult to pinpoint why employment is a contributing factor to successful reentry. Though a job is clearly…

Louisiana Bill Advances to Allow Hospice Workers to Continue Work Beyond Prison Walls

Scott Peyton | May 16, 2019
As part of my training to become a Catholic Deacon, I spent time one summer working with a local hospice organization. I joined along with a hospice worker as…

Texas Lawmakers Should Prioritize Grand Jury Reform

Haley Holik | May 14, 2019
Grand jury reform is gaining momentum in Texas. But as the 86th Legislative Session nears curtain, lawmakers need to prioritize Chair Whitmire’s SB 1492 to help restore the grand…

Released Inmate Documentation

Kaycie Alexander | May 14, 2019
Studies have shown that the number one factor in reducing the risk of recidivism is obtaining employment. When employment is not easily obtained, ex-offenders often become discouraged and return…

Why is it so Hard to Reform Criminal Justice?

Randy Petersen | May 10, 2019
Policing is a core function of government, one of its few necessary functions, but is also the most intrusive institution in all of government. A deliberate restraint on government’s…

Oklahoma Governor Makes Reforming Fines and Fees a Priority

Joe Griffin | May 9, 2019
This week, Governor Kevin Stitt announced a number of Criminal Justice Reform priorities that he wants passed in the last weeks of session. This is a tremendous signal from…
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