Amid national political and cultural divides, on at least criminal justice reform the Left and Right often eschews partisanship.
Mary Katharine Ham and Steve Teles on the story of Texas’s state criminal justice reform and what the crime debate looks like in 2016.
The past two decades have seen ramped-up sentences for drug criminals, which have cost us billions in taxpayer money, while yielding few benefits. Let’s take this opportunity to do better.
We should get better data than that used by leftist groups and talk policy specifics before we spring for massive changes to federal criminal law.
The real myth about criminal justice reform is that we somehow have a choice in whether it happens.
Congress’ misguided criminal justice priorities have allowed thousands of violent criminals to escape punishment, and denied justice to their victims.
Documentaries like Making a Murderer are moving a conversation that needs to happen about whether our system of justice works.
If Quentin Tarantino had offered a more measured response, people might notice that his point has some validity.
During a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last week, Gov. Chris Christie made an emotional plea for America to rethink the way it treats addiction.
During a speech to the NAACP, Hillary Clinton said “former presidents [shouldn’t] have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process.”
Yes, the U.S. prison population has greatly expanded. And Bernie Sanders is part of the reason for that.
Capsizing people’s lives before they are proven guilty is unfair. But our bail system often makes it happen.
The newly introduced Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act is just one necessary step of many necessary towards restoring broken people to wholeness.
Congress should stop acting like liberals who believe a new federal law can fix every problem.
There are real problems with our justice system, but Black Lives Matter isn’t going to fix them.
Texas’ experience with criminal-justice reform offers hope for the many Americans in jail who shouldn’t be and the neighbors who pay their bills.
Fiscally sound policies can be humane. Just look at Georgia, where prison populations are down after initial justice reform.
One percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. We can do better than our current criminal justice system. And the Right is leading the way.
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