Reform in Action

"There is one transcendent advantage belonging to the province of the State governments...–I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice." -- Federalist No. 17

In the world of conservative criminal justice reform, the most exciting advances are taking place at the state level.  Every state is different, and thus every state is finding unique solutions.  All of the states on the left, however, have one thing in common: They are seizing the opportunity to cut corrections costs and keep the public safe.

Click on a state to the left to read about its successful initiatives or click on a post below to keep up with the most current developments.

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  • Texas’ Seven Lessons for Alabama on Prison Reform

    Posted in Alabama, Prisons, ROC Blog: August 26, 2014 by Right on Crime

    At AL.com, journalist Wesley Vaughn spoke to Right on Crime Senior Fellow and former Texas House Chairman of Corrections Jerry Madden about Alabama’s urgently-needed prison reforms. “What would Texas do?” That question is what Alabama’s public officials are asking as they prepare to tackle prison reform for the 2015 legislative session. The Texas Model has […]

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  • Rick Perry: The Success of Texas’ Criminal Justice Reforms

    Posted in Prisons, ROC Blog, Texas, Video: August 15, 2014 by Right on Crime

    In a speech at the annual RedState Gathering in Fort Worth, Gov. Rick Perry mentioned the common-sense, conservative criminal justice reforms that have done so much to lower crime in his state. The governor acknowledged the efforts of former Former Texas House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden in promoting the key prison and sentencing reforms that […]

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  • A New Push for Conservative Reform in California

    Posted in California, Priority Issues, Prisons, ROC Blog, State Initiatives: July 17, 2014 by Vikrant P. Reddy

    A November ballot initiative in California is directed at reforming the state’s troubled criminal justice system. The California Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would…

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  • Enhancing Public Safety & Right-Sizing Florida’s Criminal Justice System

    Posted in Florida, ROC Blog, State Initiatives, Uncategorized: July 15, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime asking the right questions: Which criminal laws are overlapping, obsolete, overbroad or vague, or lacking a mens rea provision? What percent of offenders in community corrections and prison are paying the restitution they owe? Which treatment, education, and work programs most reduce re-offending for each type of offender? […]

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