J.C. Watts: Oklahoma must think outside the cell

J.C. Watts, Right on Crime signatory, chairman of the J.C. Watts Companies, and former representative of Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, authored an article for Tulsa World on why the Sooner state’s criminal justice system is ripe for reform.

“As Oklahoma considers reopening prisons to accommodate a burgeoning inmate population, the time is ripe for state leaders to apply their principles of limited government and personal responsibility to criminal justice reform.” Click here to read more.

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“Let’s be smart on crime”

“These principles of being smart on crime find roots from the group Right on Crime. Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas have utilized the principles of quality reentry programs to promote public safety, shrink government and effectively utilize our tax dollars.”

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Alaska turns to ROC policies as model for prison reform

The state of Alaska knows “It’s time to try something else” in regards to their criminal justice system and looks to ROC’s success in Texas as inspiration for reform.

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Dollars and Sense: OK prison reform by the numbers, and in understanding hearts

“It matters not if true prison reform comes for practical reasons or for more reasons, of some combination of each.

What matters is whether or not change will happen.”

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Vikrant Reddy on Denial of Cert in ‘Saint Joseph Abbey v. Castille’

In this National Review Online article, ROC policy analyst Vikrant Reddy discusses the ruling of Saint Joseph Abbey v. Castille, a case about the unlicensed sale of a funeral casket in Louisiana, and explains why it is “a significant victory against overcriminalization and unnecessary licensing.”

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