Social Reintegration/Reentry


, The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah should change how it punishes technical parole or probation violations
Nila Bala

In recent years, Utah has passed legislation to reduce the prison population while preserving public safety and saving taxpayer dollars. While its efforts are praiseworthy, these changes have…

Why Conservatives Should Support Clean Slate Initiatives
Nila Bala


• Clean slate initiatives automate and expand the clearing of criminal justice records.
• They uphold pillars of conservatism: human dignity, public safety, family values and limited,…

, Tulsa World
Joe Griffin and Arthur Rizer: Probation and parole violations — often for technical offenses — are filling Oklahoma prisons, and it’s time to do something about it
Arthur Rizer

The road to prison can start on the front end or the back end of the criminal justice process. The front end is what we generally think of — a person is charged with a crime, that person is…

, The Crime Report
Reform Groups Seek More First Step Act Funding
Arthur Rizer

From The Crime Report:

The other organizations joining in the request are the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Conservative Union, Americans for Prosperity, the Drug Policy Alliance,…

, The Center Square
Bill package would ease expungement requirements, including low-level traffic violations
Nila Bala

From The Center Square:

Nila Bala, R Street Institute’s associate director of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties, told The Center Square that one out of three Americans has a criminal…

FAMM and 13 National Organizations Urge Congress to Fund the First Step Act
Arthur Rizer

From FAMM:

The joint letter was signed by the American Civil Liberties Union, American Conservative Union, Americans for Prosperity, Drug Policy Alliance, Due Process Institute, Faith and Freedom…

, The Tennessean
Tennessee on right track for community supervision. Let’s continue to ensure its success
Arthur Rizer

A recent study by The Council of State Governments (CSG) sheds light on this failure when it comes to probation and parole. On average “45 percent of state prison admissions nationwide are due to…

, Emerging State Policy
Clean Slate – Criminal Justice
Nila Bala

From: Emerging State Policy:

Interested in learning how you can help up to 1 in 3 people in your state, decrease unemployment, support business, strengthen families and improve economic growth?…

, Fox News
After Epstein death, glaring loopholes in national sex offender registry raise concerns
Jesse Kelley

From Fox News:
“The requirements necessary to successfully comply with registration are all but impossible, and certainly not helpful to those trying to maintain employment and find stable…

, The Center Square
Capping supervision sentences in Pennsylvania will make us safer
Arthur Rizer

“Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time” seems like a straightforward equation made for simpler times. Indeed, the phrase was made popular by the 1970s cop show “Baretta” and even…