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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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  • DeVore: We’re Not Getting Our Money’s Worth from an Ineffective Criminal Justice System

    Posted in Law Enforcement, ROC Blog, Video: August 20, 2014 by Right on Crime

    Texas Public Policy Foundation Vice President Chuck DeVore appeared on Fox Business’ The Independents on Tuesday night to discuss his experience restoring order in the National Guard during the Los Angeles riots in 1992. DeVore contrasts the militarized firepower of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri with the National Guard. He points out that, in […]

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