Pre-Trial Decision Making

At the heart of the United States’ criminal justice system is the principle that someone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Nevertheless, 60 percent of those detained in Florida jails—35,000 people on any given day are awaiting trial, not convicted of a crime—at an average cost [...]

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Florida’s Prisoner Dilemma

The efficacy of the tough on crime mantra of American politics may have reached its apex in Florida politics. A September 2016 poll conducted by The James Madison Institute and the Charles Koch Institute revealed that 72 percent of Floridians agree or strongly agree that there should be criminal [...]

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Poor Results, Good Intentions

In 1999 the Florida legislature established mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking. “Any person who knowingly sells, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, in excess of” a minimum quantity of various illegal drugs, is guilty of “trafficking” in [...]

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Occupational Licensing Reform

The revolving door of American’s prison systems has proven highly costly for taxpayers, society, and those for whom the system is supposedly aimed to rehabilitate: individuals who have served their time and are hoping to reintegrate themselves into society. The highest rate of “recidivism” (a relapse into crime and [...]

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2017 Spring Journal

Read The Journal No doubt, over the past 20 years, the definition of what it means to be a conservative has evolved significantly with respect to the issue of criminal justice policy and the conservative movement’s approach to individuals who have been accused, tried, and adjudicated of crimes. As [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:34:56-04:00March 13th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on 2017 Spring Journal

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Some Assembly Required

... Time is running out to register for the James Madison Institute’s Annual Naples Dinner. The think tank’s event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 with a VIP reception at The Ritz-Carlton Naples followed by dinner at 7 p.m. On the docket is a keynote address from Fox [...]

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Weekend Events in Naples: Feb. 16-19

… Next week:The James MadisonInstitute, Florida’s premier free-market think tank,hosts its 2017 Naples Dinner atThe Ritz-Carlton Beach Resorton Thursday with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7. The keynote speaker isJudge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst and author of eight books about the U.S. Constitution. Tickets [...]

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Entertainment News: Save the Date

… ¦ TheJames Madison Institutehosts its annual Naples Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 23, at TheRitz-Carlton Beach Resort. Guest speaker JudgeAndrew Napolitanois the senior judicial analyst forFox Newsand the youngest life-tenuredSuperior Courtjudge in the history of the state ofNew Jersey. Tickets are $250 for JMI members, $325 for others. For reservations [...]

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2017 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

Dr. Robert McClure ​President and CEO In the aftermath of the 2016 election, it has helped me tremendously to recall my baptism in the movement I have made my passion. In the summer of 1976, I was 11 years old and vacationing with my family. My father, mother, sisters, [...]

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Book/Film Review: Toxic Charity and Poverty, Inc.

By Francisco Gonzalez Those of us who believe in the free market often point to the role of private philanthropy and charity as the way to help people in need. In fact, a characteristic that makes the United States of America so exceptional is how much we donate to [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:59:45-04:00October 11th, 2016|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Book/Film Review: Toxic Charity and Poverty, Inc.
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