Conservative conversations, policy, and best practices on criminal justice innovation in America.


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EPISODE 17- Texas Director Nikki Pressley

05/14/2024

ROC Texas Director and Chief of Staff Nikki Pressley sits down with Britt Allen to discuss her professional background, the state of the criminal justice system in Texas, and gives a breakdown of bail reform and clearance rates.

EPISODE 16- Florida Director Christian Cochran

04/30/2024

ROC Florida Director Christian Cochran sits down with Britt Allen to discuss his background in law enforcement, the state of Florida’s criminal justice system, and the importance of civic engagement.

EPISODE 15- Brett Tolman and Josh Smith on Creating Change in the Justice System

04/16/2024

ROC Executive Director and former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman sat down with Founder of Fourth Purpose, Josh Smith, to discuss his personal incarceration story, his passion in founding Fourth Purpose, and what it would take to create meaningful change in the criminal justice system.

EPISODE 14- Regional and Oklahoma Director Marilyn Davidson

04/01/2024

ROC Regional and Oklahoma Director Marilyn Davidson sits down with Britt Allen to discuss her professional experience within the criminal justice system, the importance of mental and behavioral health resources, and clean slate laws in her state.

EPISODE 13- Jason Pritchard on Recovery and Reentry

03/05/2024

Certified peer recovery specialist and President of the Board of SAARA (Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia) Jason Pritchard sits down with ROC’s West Virginia and Virginia Director Danny Murphy to discuss meaningful reentry back into society, his story of recovery, and how earned compliance credits can ultimately lead to increased public safety.

EPISODE 12- Kentucky Director Joey Comley

02/20/2024

ROC Kentucky Director Joey Comley sits down with Britt Allen to discuss his military and law background, the next legislative session, and the state of the criminal justice system in Kentucky.

EPISODE 11- Virginia and West Virginia Director Danny Murphy

02/06/2024

ROC Virginia and West Virginia Director Danny Murphy sits down with Britt Allen to discuss his law background, legislative session, and the state of the criminal justice system in Virginia.

EPISODE 10- Pastor Stephen Wilson on Reentry and Second Chances

01/23/2024

Lead Pastor Stephen Wilson of Prison Ministry at Gateway Church in Southlake Texas sits down with Britt Allen to discuss his ministry, a new radio station project in Texas prisons, and the importance of reentry initiatives.

EPISODE 9- Kentucky Senator Whitney Westerfield on Juvenile Justice and Public Safety

01/09/2024

Right On Crime Director Joey Comley sits down with Kentucky Senator Whitney Westerfield to discuss the failures to fund juvenile justice initiatives and the impact on public safety. The two discuss the importance of evidence-based solutions and accountability for the criminal justice system in Kentucky.

EPISODE 8- Prosecutorial Innovation in America: Kentucky’s Groundbreaking H.E.A.R.T. Program 

05/05/2023

Right On Crime and Prosecutorial Innovation in America Director Kurt Altman sits down with Rob Sanders, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Kentucky’s 16th Judicial Circuit, Kenton County to discuss the benefits of the H.E.A.R.T. program. This innovative and groundbreaking program sees a 92% success rate, meaning only an 8% recidivism rate in drug cases. Sanders says the H.E.A.R.T. program is effective because it saves taxpayers money by freeing up prison space, addressing addiction, and giving people a second chance to avoid prison. Sanders believes being tough on crime is about saving prison cells for violent criminals to keep the community safe, he says “We must draw the line on who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at versus who we’re just annoyed with.” Learn more by watching the podcast.  

EPISODE 7- Prosecutorial Innovation in America: SEPARATING INNOVATIVE PROSECUTORS FROM PROSECUTORS WHO ERODE THE RULE OF LAW 

01/27/2023

How do innovative prosecutors separate themselves from prosecutors who dominate headlines for eroding the rule of law? Jefferson County West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney Matt Harvey tells Right On Crime’s Kurt Altman every prosecutor must ultimately uphold the fundamental foundation of government while staying focused on “The Three I’s of Harm.” Check out the latest episode of Prosecutorial Innovation in America.  

Host: Kurt Altman, Prosecutorial Innovation Director for Right On Crime

Episode 6- Prosecutorial Innovation Creating Safer Communities in Two PA Counties

12/15/2022

As violent crime paralyzes cities across the nation, convicting the most violent and dangerous criminals is the job of a prosecuting attorney. While some rogue prosecutors have made headlines by abusing power, many more are doing the job right and upholding their sworn duty to keep communities safe. 

The latest episode of The Right On Crime Podcast featuring Prosecutorial Innovation in America explores the good work being done in two Pennsylvania counties, York and Bucks, as we give a voice to prosecutors who are holding criminals accountable while thinking outside the box.

Host: Kurt Altman, Prosecutorial Innovation Director for Right On Crime

Episode 5- Clean Slate Legislation Changes Lives One State at a Time

12/09/2022

Right On Crime presents a conversation on the impact and future of Clean Slate legislation in Texas, Oklahoma, and states across the nation. Clean Slate Initiative’s National Campaign Manager Jesse Kelley joins ROC Directors Nikki Pressley and Marilyn Davidson to discuss why the issue of record clearance is grabbing the attention of state lawmakers nationwide.

Host: Nikki Pressley, Texas Director for Right On Crime

Episode 4- NO MORE LOCK & FEED- CREATING A TOTAL PACKAGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN MISSISSIPPI

11/03/2022

Straight-talking and mincing no words, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain is determined to change the world of corrections and make Mississippi a model for prisons across the nation. 

Host: Scott Peyton, Correctional Director at Right On Crime

Episode 3- Building Better Lives to Improve Public Safety, The Correctional Leadership Network

10/13/2022

Episode three of The Right On Crime Podcast features The Correctional Leadership Network with dynamic insights from Louisiana Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc whose decades long career focuses on “building better lives not bigger prisons.” ROC Director Scott Peyton sits down with Secretary LeBlanc to discuss his innovative leadership, achievements, and the implementation of historic criminal justice reforms making a difference in Louisiana.

Host: Scott Peyton, Correctional Director at Right On Crime

Episode 2 – Prosecutorial Innovation in America

8/3/2022

Right On Crime’s Prosecutorial innovation in America supports prosecutors willing to think outside the normal prosecutorial box with common-sense and data-driven innovations which reduce crime and recidivism but never compromise public safety. A risk-based approach which strengthens the Rule of Law is essential to conservative criminal justice reform. 

Host: Kurt Altman, Prosecutorial Innovation Director at Right On Crime

Episode 1 – Correctional Leadership Network

7/25/2022

With a peek behind prison walls, correctional experts from Tennessee, South Carolina, and Arkansas share best practices and conservative solutions as they implement the good and bad of criminal justice policy.

Host: Scott Peyton, Correctional Director at Right On Crime


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