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A New Re-entry Program for Florida?

Right on Crime | April 3, 2012
In a bill recently passed by both chambers of the state legislature, Florida may have hit upon an effective way to combat high recidivism rates. The bill, now awaiting...…

Suspensions, Expulsions Mask the True Issue

Right on Crime | March 15, 2012
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a study documenting disproportionality in rates of suspensions and expulsions in public schools across the United States. Read more

Harris County Keeping Prisoners In-House; Saving Millions

Right on Crime | January 26, 2012
According to the Houston Chronicle, there has been a 31 percent decline in the Harris County jail population since 2008 that will allow for the County to house all…

Florida Conservative Groups Announce the Results of a “Smart Justice” Poll

Right on Crime | January 19, 2012
Earlier today, Florida TaxWatch and Associated Industries of Florida released a new poll under their "Smart Justice" initiative. The poll surveyed 800 registered Florida Republicans who self-identified as likely…

Have You Committed a Felony Today?

Right on Crime | December 5, 2011
On November 1, the Heritage Foundation and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers partnered to host a training for Capitol Hill staffers titled "Have You Committed a Felony…

The Federalist Society’s Panel Discussion on School Bullying Initiatives

Right on Crime | December 5, 2011
In recent years, school bullying initiatives have become a particularly controversial area of juvenile law. On November 10, 2011, at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC,…

New Mexico Watchdog: Fiscal conservatives and liberals teaming up to change NM’s drug policy

Right on Crime | October 27, 2011
“New Mexico spends an estimated $22 million a year in prison and probation costs for non-violent drug offenders. Is there a better use of that money?” Click here for…

Right On Crime Launches in Georgia

Right on Crime | October 5, 2011
Last week, Right On Crime officially launched in the state Georgia. In the process, Right On Crime caught the attention of legislators throughout the state, generated significant media attention,…

Right On Crime’s Efforts Mentioned in The Economist

Right on Crime | May 31, 2011
Last week, The Economist published an article highlighting the new ways in which conservatives are approaching criminal justice problems, and Right On Crime's role was mentioned... Read more

Arkansas Enacts “Smart on Crime” Reforms

Right on Crime | April 29, 2011
On March 22, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe enacted significant corrections reform in Arkansas by signing Senate Bill 750—the Public Safety Improvement Act—after it was passed unanimously in the Senate…

Bill Encourages Underage Drinkers to Seek Medical Help in Emergencies

Right on Crime | April 23, 2011
On Wednesday, a bill passed the Texas Senate that may help address one of the many problems associated with underage drinking. Senate Bill 1331, which would allow minors to…

A New Report Finds National Recidivism Rates are Above 40%

Right on Crime | April 14, 2011
Yesterday the Pew Center on the States released a new report with a depressing finding: more than four in ten offenders return to state prisons within three years of…
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