On Tuesday, California voters signed off on a ballot measure that will reform some of its criminal sentencing policies, including overturning a law that has led to the prosecution of thousands of youth in adult courts since 2003.
Attorney and lobbyist Christopher T. Dawson, associate in GrayRobinson's Orlando law firm office, is appointed to the James Madison Institute Central Florida Board of Advisors.
The key to advancing prosperity is not in raising tax rates on investment gains, thinking that squeezing a little more revenue for the federal government is the panacea, when the indirect consequences would be disastrous.
If we're going to restore trust in our criminal justice system, we need to urgently consider reforming policies that appear to do little to enhance public safety but do much to unnecessarily hobble the rehabilitation of those caught up by misguided "lock 'em up" measures.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law restricting local and state government police agencies’ ability to participate in a federal program distributing assets and property seized from citizens without criminal charges or search warrants.
For the past few years, Inweekly has advocated for criminal justice reform. A recent poll released by The James Madison Institute and the Charles Koch Institute shows that Floridians overwhelmingly support criminal justice reform.
A recent poll in America’s most populous swing state shows clear support for shielding more juvenile offenders from the adult criminal justice system.
A study by the youth advocacy group Children’s Campaign reports that juvenile civil citations — rather than criminal arrests — lead to better outcomes for at-risk minors.
This last week’s survey by the free-market favoring James Madison Institute did more than show widespread support for criminal justice reform.
The Florida Department of Corrections is starting to implement a new program aimed at making sure released offenders don’t come back to the state’s prison system. Prison officials say Spectrum is a research-based program unique to Florida.