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  • DeVore: Conservative Reforms to Curb Criminal Recidivism

    Posted in ROC Blog, Video: August 31, 2014 by Right on Crime

    This week, Fox Business’ The Independents continued their earlier conversation with Chuck DeVore, the Vice President for Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation– this time, showcasing the Right on Crime campaign. He touched on several aspects of the campaign and the effort to reform America’s criminal justice system. Conservatives ought to be skeptical of big government in all […]

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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, 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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  • Of Prisons and Patronage

    Posted in Prisons, ROC Blog: August 21, 2014 by Derek M. Cohen

    Several commentators have taken Sen. Dick Durbin to task this week for his conflicting tweets on prisons. On one hand, the Illinois senator rightly expressed concern about increasing prison populations; in another tweet, however, he praised ballooning spending on prisons as Keynesian ‘stimulus packages’ for the local economy. Derek Cohen, policy analyst at the Texas […]

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  • Norquist & Monson: Let’s Reserve Costly Prison Beds for Dangerous Offenders

    Posted in Prisons, ROC Blog: August 21, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Utah is embarking on an effort to reform its criminal justice system by convening a Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Writing in Deseret News, Right on Crime signatories Grover Norquist and Derek Monson addressed the importance of the state’s newly-convened Commission. As the authors make clear, this is a positive first step towards criminal justice reforms that increase […]

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