People in the criminal justice community often quote the startling statistic that one in every 31 adults in the United States is under correctional supervision. As startling as this figure may be, however, it still doesn’t match the uniquely troubling situation in the state of Georgia, where one in every 13 adults is under correctional supervision — the worst ratio in the nation.

Fortunately, however, Georgia’s conservatives are paying attention, and they have taken up the cause for conservative criminal justice reform.  This piece by Mike Klein of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation details the incarceration problem, outlines some cost-effective solutions, and notes the prominent state political figures who are involved in helping Georgia move forward.