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Bryant Jackson-Green
Bryant Jackson-Green
Policy Analyst, Illinois Policy Institute
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      Bryant Jackson-Green

      Bryant Jackson-Green is the criminal justice policy analyst with the Illinois Policy Institute. His research primarily focuses on criminal justice reform and regulatory policy.

      Before joining the Illinois Policy Institute, Bryant was a Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst with the Liberty Justice Center. He has made several appearances on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and his writing has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, City A.M, and the Champaign News-Gazette. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 2013, and is a Master of Public Policy and Administration candidate at Northwestern University.

Criminal Justice Reform For The Skeptics

Inmates (L-R) Dino Robinson, 24, and Brandon Hargrose, 31, pose in the furniture shop during a media tour of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Though criminal justice reform is having a moment of increasing bipartisan support, not all conservatives are convinced. Those who lived through the high-crime eras of the ’70s and ’80s are unsure whether reducing sentences, even for low-level drug offenses, would be the wisest way to protect the largely declining crime rates the U.S. has enjoyed over the last 25 years.