Right on Crime Leadership Summit 2014

On May 20-21, Right on Crime hosted the first-ever Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., where prominent conservatives who are passionate about criminal justice gathered to discuss new and innovative methods for reforming the system. Click the links below and follow #ROCsummit on Twitter and Facebook to find out what went on during the conference.

News articles

TIME Magazine: “Conservatives Tout Criminal Justice Reform Efforts in States
CNN: “Prison system is failing America
Huffington Post:  ”Right-Wing Prison Reform: Now It’s a Crowd
PJ Media: Criminal Justice Reform: A New Domain of the Right?
Norquist: ‘Conservatives May Have Wanted More Incarceration Than Was Necessary’
ConservativeHQ: Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money” (also published by Right Side News)
Grits for Breakfast:
Right on Crime seeks world domination
The Crime Report:
U.S. Conservatives: We’re Leading Criminal Justice Reform
Christian Post: Prisoners Should Get Free Education to Reduce Recidivism, Newt Gingrich Says
AL.com: “Alabama Prison Reform Task Force member learns how Texas turned ‘Right on Crime’
Family Research Council: Justice Looks Right
The Patriot-News: “Can Republican Pennsylvania get it right on crime?
Atlas Network: “TPPF and its Right On Crime Initiative Gain Steam

Audio and video

Video of morning session
Video message from Governor Rick Perry
Video message from Governor Dennis Daugaard
Video message from Governor Nathan Deal
Video interview with Newt Gingrich
Video interview with Edwin Meese
Video interview with Ken Cuccinelli
Video interview with Representative Jason Chaffetz
Senator John Cornyn’s speech
“From The Right” radio interviews
CNN’s Crossfire

Photos from the Leadership Summit

As a result of the success from the Leadership Summit, a call to action was issued to Congress and the states to move swiftly on reform suggestions that would increase public safety, restore victims, and cut spending. Click here to view the Right on Crime Federal and State Call to Action.

“FTR Radio” interviews from ROC Leadership Summit

Fingers Malloy with “From The Right” radio interviews attendees at the Right on Crime Leadership Summit.

Ken Cuccinelli, Former Virginia Attorney General and Right on Crime signatory

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz, U.S. Representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district

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Penny Young Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America and Right on Crime signatory

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Hal Stratton, Former New Mexico Attorney General and Right on Crime signatory 

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Jerry Madden, former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives and Right on Crime signatory

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Jim Seward, General Counsel for South Dakota Governor Daugaard

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Joshua Duggar, Family Research Council 

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Chris Perkins, Pollster with WPA Opinion Research 

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PJ Media: Criminal Justice Reform: A New Domain of the Right?

In a “call to action” released at last week’s session, Right on Crime further declared that prisons serve a critical role in society “but we can’t just build our way to public safety.”

“Low-level non-violent drug and property offenders can often be punished and held accountable in ways that aren’t as expensive as prison but that are more effective in helping them become law-abiding taxpayers rather than tax burdens,” the group said.

Click here to read more from PJ Media.

ConservativeHQ: Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

Conservatives in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, South Dakota and other states are showing how to reduce crime while saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars through smarter ways to reduce recidivism of community offenders.

Click here to read more.

This article was also published by Right Side News.

Newt Gingrich discusses ROC Leadership Summit on CNN’s Crossfire

ROC signatory Newt Gingrich shares his outrage of America’s failing prison system.

Click here to read more from CNN.

Right on Crime Federal and State Call to Action

(Washington, DC) – In what was the largest such gathering of its kind to address conservative criminal justice reform, leaders from across the nation representing ideologies ranging from fiscal conservatives to social conservatives, gathered at Right on Crime’s Leadership Summit. Organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime signatories David Keene, Grover Norquist, Richard Viguerie and Pat Nolan, attendees heard from legislators in states where reform was enacted, governors who videotaped messages on their support of reform efforts, and updates on state and federal legislation. As a result, a call to action was issued to Congress and the states to move swiftly on reform suggestions that would increase public safety, restore victims, and cut spending.

Click here to view the Right on Crime Federal and State Call to Action.

Edwin Meese: “I’m looking for new ideas that will do a better job to reduce crime.”

Newt Gingrich at the ROC Leadership Summit

Ken Cuccinelli on what it means to be right on crime

Christian Post on the ROC Leadership Summit

ROC signatory Newt Gingrich: “If we can’t figure out a way to use online learning and other systems to help you learn how to read and how to be productive why would we think you are going to get a job when you get out of prison?”

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