Category: Criminal Justice

Townhall Interviews Kurt Altman on Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

In this interview with?Townhall, Right on Crime?s Arizona State Director, Kurt Altman, gives the rundown on conservative criminal justice reform. As Kurt outlines, Right on Crime?s top priority is protecting victims and keeping communities safe. With that as our goal, we home in on criminal justice policies that support evidence-based reentry programs to ensure former […]
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Felony ? The Scarlet F

Imagine this: You?re 18 years old, out with a couple buddies, experimenting with marijuana and you?re arrested and charged with a felony. Or worse yet, maybe it was ?wax? or ?oil??both concentrated marijuana derivatives that are treated even more harshly under Arizona criminal statutes. You?re not a drug addict or a dealer?you?re just a kid. […]
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At Least I can cut hair

He was handcuffed in the front of his body and before the U.S. Marshals took him out of the courtroom he was able to put his hands on my shoulder and say, ?It?s ok.?? All I could do was look at him and nod.? I don?t know what my face looked like, but it must […]
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The 2477 to Yuma

In 1957, a classic Western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin was released ??3:10 to Yuma.??It was remade in 2007 with super star actors Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.? Both the 1957 and 2007 versions received critical acclaim albeit not necessarily box office glory.? Essentially, the movie?s plot revolves around a drought stricken Arizona […]
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Arizona is ready for meaningful criminal justice reform

Policy leaders from across the country met in Arizona today to discuss whether Arizona needs to consider sentencing reform. Representatives of organizations with very different political view came together with a shared commitment to both safe and strong neighborhoods, and smaller numbers of people behind bars. Arizona is ripe for reform. Arizona has the tenth […]
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