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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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  • Marc Levin: Remember and empower victims of crime

    Posted in ROC Blog, Victims: April 11, 2014 by Right on Crime

    While crime has been declining for two decades, 1 in 14 Americans experienced a property crime and 1 in 40 a violent crime during 2012. To pay tribute to victims and survivors, the federal government has designated April 6 to 12, 2014 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This is a time to turn our [...]

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  • The Washington Post: “Study looks at kids who do time for offenses that aren’t crimes”

    Posted in Juvenile Justice, ROC Blog: April 11, 2014 by Right on Crime

    The Washington Post discusses Texas Public Policy Foundation’s newly released report “Kids Doing Time for What’s Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders,” saying “we need resist the impulse to address every societal problem with the criminal justice system. It’s a blunt instrument, and especially with kids, applying it inappropriately causes a lot more harm [...]

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  • “Reagan had it right: We must not forget America’s crime victims”

    Posted in ROC Blog, Victims: April 10, 2014 by Right on Crime

    In celebration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, ROC signatory and Director of the American Conservative Union’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform Pat Nolan, along with national crime victim advocate Anne Seymour, authored “Reagan had it right: We must not forget America’s crime victims” for Fox News. “At Right on Crime, we strongly believe that crime victims and [...]

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