AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Greg Glod and Joe Luppino-Esposito, policy analysts for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, rebutting misguided criticisms of federal criminal justice reform. The paper, Examining the Myths of Federal Sentencing Reform, addresses the critiques of reducing prison populations and examines policy recommendations for effective reform.
“The myths of federal sentencing reform do not fare well when compared with the facts—criminal justice data from the federal and state level,” said Glod. “For more than a decade, conservative states have shown that smart sentencing reforms can safely reduce prison populations while decreasing crime.”
“To improve the federal criminal justice system we must recognize that the major barrier to reform has been bad information,” said Luppino-Esposito. “Stale, decades-old talking points have affected the conversation in Washington. But in state capitals across the nation, data-driven solutions and success stories are what drives the system to be more cost efficient while enhancing public safety.”
To read the full paper, please visit: http://txpo.li/myths-of-federal-sentencing-reform
Greg Glod is a policy analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Joe Luppino-Esposito is a policy analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.