Texas Public Policy Foundation policy experts are available to offer discussion and further detail regarding today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “As Prisons Squeeze Budgets, GOP Rethinks Crime Focus.” The WSJ explicitly referenced the pioneering leadership of Marc Levin in the Right on Crime criminal-justice reform initiative:
“The conservative quest to rethink criminal sentencing and rewrite state penal codes got its start in Texas … Under the directorship of Texas lawyer Marc Levin, the policy foundation became the hub of a national movement as requests for legislative help poured in from other states. The center adopted a formal platform in early 2010 and took its campaign national under the name Right on Crime. It soon had the backing of a long list of conservative supporters, among them former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, former drug czar Bob Bennett and David Keene, until recently president of the National Rifle Association.”
Marc Levin and his colleague, noted criminal-justice reform scholar Vikrant Reddy, are both immediately available for interview and comment on this and related topics, including conservative criminal-justice reform, and the significance of national policy change emanating from state-level efforts.
Professional media synopses of both men are available here: http://www.texaspolicy.com/sites/default/files/documents/2013-MediaGuide-VikrantReddy.pdf
Marc Levin is Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Vikrant Reddy is a policy analyst with Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice.
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