ROC signatory Kevin Kane talks to NPR

Signatory to the Right on Crime statement of principles and President of the Pelican Institute Kevin Kane talks to NPR about Louisiana’s criminal justice system.

“It is a growing consensus on the right that this is the direction we want to be going. Most people will point to, ‘Well, it’s saving money, and that’s all conservatives care about.’ But I think it goes beyond that.”

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ROC testifies in Louisiana

Right on Crime signatory Jerry Madden testified before a Louisiana Senate Committee on a bill that aims to lessen sentences for non-violent drug offenders.

“It saves money, saves lives and reverses the trend.”

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Louisiana looks to Texas to get right on crime

The Pelican Institute points out that Louisiana is out of step, even with conservative states like Texas and Georgia, which have moved away from prison terms for nonviolent offenders to emphasize rehabilitation.

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Raft of Bills Aim to Make Louisiana Smart on Crime

Kevin Kane, president of the Pelican Institute, on recommendations for Louisiana to get smart on crime.

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The Lens: “Unusual coalition aims to reduce high prisoner count in Louisiana”

Louisiana looks to the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime as an example for reforming their criminal justice system.

“When you think of tough law and a no-nonsense place, you think of Texas,” said New Orleans businessman Jay Lapeyre. “They’re not soft on crime. So there must be some logic behind it.”

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