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  • Levin, Arlinghaus: A dose of commonsense in criminal justice

    Posted in Juvenile Justice, ROC Blog: April 21, 2014 by Right on Crime

    The Legislature is considering whether 17-year-olds should always be tried as adult or whether the system should have some discretion. It is reasonable and common-sense reform to adopt a system, like 40 other states, that allows 17-year-olds to be tried as adults if warranted but does not require it. The proposal, House Bill 1624, is [...]

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  • Louisiana looks to Texas to get right on crime

    Posted in Adult Probation, Georgia, Louisiana, Parole and Re-Entry, ROC Blog, State Initiatives, Substance Abuse, Texas: April 18, 2014 by Right on Crime

    “The Pelican Institute points out that Louisiana is out of step, even with conservative states like Texas and Georgia, which have moved away from prison terms for nonviolent offenders to emphasize rehabilitation. Click here to read more.

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  • The Daily Caller: Koch brothers unite right and left, sponsor panel on prison reform

    Posted in Prisons, ROC Blog, State Initiatives, Texas: April 17, 2014 by Right on Crime

    “The Texas Public Policy Foundation created a new organization of conservative leaders to boost these state efforts. Newt Gingrich, Jeb Bush, Bill Bennett, Ed Meese, and Grover Norquist are just some of the prominent conservatives who have endorsed the Right on Crime platform.” Click here to read more.

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  • “Prison Reform is Bigger in Texas”

    Posted in ROC Blog, State Initiatives, Texas, The Criminal Justice Challenge: April 12, 2014 by Right on Crime

    ROC signatories Jerry Madden, Grover Norquist and Newt Gingrich sit down with The Daily Beast to discuss the origins of the criminal justice reform movement in Texas. “Traditionally, the politics [of prison reform] were that conservatives said ‘tough on crime’ and ‘the longer you put people in prison, the better,’” Norquist told me. “Over time, [...]

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