Christy Perry, a Republican state representative and co-owner of a gun shop in Boise, regularly travels with her husband to gun shows to sell their wares. Voters come to her booth so often that her husband jokingly plunked a sign next to the AR-15s: “Gun talk only. No politics.” A couple of years ago, Perry […]
Conservative Criminal Justice Reform
In the past two years, a wave of prosecutors promising less incarceration and more fairness have been elected across the country. Republicans and Democrats are among the reformers, and they’re taking over district attorney offices in red and blue states. Five progressive D.A.s have been elected in major cities in Texas, of all surprising places, […]
The First Step Act is good common sense conservative criminal justice reform. It is similar to reforms implemented in tough conservative states. It will make communities safer and families stronger. The bill consists of two main elements: prison reform to reduce recidivism by encouraging participation in rehabilitation and re-entry programs; and sentencing reforms, which end […]
By: Daniel McCoy Mark Holden, who has spearheaded the push for criminal justice reform by Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., was honored for that work this week by a national organization focused on prison outreach. Holden was presented Thursday with Prison Fellowship’s 2018 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award at an event in Washington D.C. The […]
Conservatives have always been for law and order, obviously. There will always be bad people in this world who deserve punishment. Sometimes it needs to be swift and severe punishment. It’s ridiculous that I should even be saying this.
U.S. jails handled more than 10 million admissions in 2016, many of which were for people who had not been convicted of a crime.1 Instead, they were held after arrest but before trial. Whether a person is sent to jail or released after an arrest is determined by a complex web of state laws; court rules; […]
Jessie Smith, a lawyer and Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Government, spoke to the NC Courts Commission on September 7th about the legal and societal implications of an ineffective pretrial justice system in North Carolina and all over the country. Pretrial refers to the time between a defendant’s arrest and their trial. During […]