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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ROC signatory Hal Stratton argues for reform of NM criminal justice system
When Hal Stratton became the first Republican since 1928 to win the race for New Mexico attorney general in 1986, he ran on a “tough on crime” platform. Now a private lawyer in Albuquerque, Stratton says he’s still a proud conservative but has taken a different approach to how New Mexico’s prisons, as well as the criminal justice [...]:: Read More
“Trying to get to ‘… and justice for all’”
Capitol Report New Mexico covered Right on Crime’s testimony before the NM Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee, quoting Jerry Madden as he distinguished between non-violent and violent offenders. “[Non-violent criminals are] in on drug charges or for writing hot checks. They got involved with the wrong crowd, not hardened criminals.” Click here to read the full article.:: Read More
“Sentencing laws need examining”
Kevin Kane, president of The Pelican Institute for Public Policy champions Right on Crime for offering “conservative governors and legislatures national support for criminal justice reforms.” Read the full article in the Tri-Parish Times.:: Read More
“Subcommittee discusses reform of criminal code”
The New Mexican re-caps the testimony before New Mexico’s Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee, noting that both Democrats and Republicans agreed that “the focus of the criminal justice system should be on violent offenders and de-emphasizing non-violent offenders.” View the full summary here.:: Read More