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In this article, Shane Bauer tells the story of how Marc Levin and Right on Crime have changed, and continue to change, the way America thinks about criminal justice.

“How is it ‘conservative’ to spend vast amounts of taxpayer money on a strategy without asking whether it is providing taxpayers with the best public safety return on their investment?” Levin asks. Rather than spend a fortune keeping low-risk offenders in prison, Levin proposed that the same money could be used for cheaper programs that would still keep violent criminals locked away and the public safe.

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