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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  • Study Finds Idaho Last in Protecting Juvenile Records

    Posted in Criminal Justice News, Idaho, Juvenile Justice, ROC Blog: November 21, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Geoffrey Talmon of the Idaho Freedom Foundation reviews the recent Juvenile Law Center survey of how America’s states protect the records of juvenile offenders in their criminal justice systems. As the the survey notes, “Idaho receives the lowest score because there are no confidentiality protections for juvenile records and very few records are eligible for sealing.” Talmon […]

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  • Right on Crime Congratulates Governor-Elect Hutchinson, Other Conservative Criminal Justice Reformers on Their Victories

    Posted in Arkansas, Newsletters, Right on Crime Signatories, ROC Blog: November 6, 2014 by Right on Crime

    AUSTIN, TX—In the wake of an historic election wave that brought so many Republican lawmakers to power throughout the country, Right on Crime—the nationally-recognized conservative criminal justice reform organization—congratulates the hundreds of conservative elected officials dedicated to reforming America’s criminal justice system for their victories yesterday. Yesterday’s election results were especially meaningful in Arkansas, as […]

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  • Georgia Approves Aggressive Blueprint for Prisoner Reentry Initiative

    Posted in Georgia: November 4, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Georgia criminal justice reform will push the pedal hard over the next several months with rapid expansion of the state’s prisoner reentry initiative. Millions of federal grant dollars will become seed money for fifteen pilot project sites starting now through the 2017 calendar year. The goal is to give released inmates a better chance to […]

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  • Breitbart Texas: Reform Efforts Should Be Judged by Success Rate and Recidivism, Not Simply Economics

    Posted in Criminal Justice News, ROC Blog, Texas: November 3, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Breitbart Texas covers the discussion on criminal justice reform at this year’s TribFest in Austin, Texas, which featured Right on Crime Senior Policy Analyst Vikrant Reddy. According to the article, Reddy”praised the legislature for using offender outcomes to judge the success of their programs, instead of solely looking at budget savings. Improvements in recidivism rates, restitution […]

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