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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“Is Georgia getting ‘Right on Crime’?”
From Peach Pundit: During the budget crisis that has dated back a couple years, many fiscal conservatives have been urging legislators to take a look at criminal justice reform Using the Right on Crime model, it looks as though Georgia will finally step away from it’s “tough on crime” approach to addiction. This article from the Peach [...]:: Read More
Washington Post: “States are justly reviewing their use of solitary confinement”
In Texas, inmates sent to solitary spend an average of four years there, reported Marc Levin of the conservative criminal justice reform group Right on Crime. Texas, though, is at least reviewing its practices. That might be because isolating prisoners is expensive — costing something like twice as much as keeping them in the general prison [...]:: Read More
David Keene: “Corrections reform plan right for Miss.”
From Right on Crime signatory David Keene: Like most conservatives, I believe government’s top priority should be keeping its citizens safe. I also believe we can be smarter about how we control crime and punish criminals, using proven approaches that make better use of taxpayer dollars. Click here to read more.:: Read More
Bill Reforming Florida’s Juvenile Justice System Has Some Calling For More Reform
Bob McClure, ROC signatory and president of the James Madison Institute, “applauds the effort” of Florida’s bill to reform juvenile justice, but believes that more can be done. “We feel it important to codify the principles and practices borne out by research in Florida’s juvenile justice program that saves money and ensures positive outcomes for [...]:: Read More