This needs to change. Fascinatingly, some of the most outspoken proponents for reform are conservatives. Right-wing leaders like Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have spoken out about the need to cut prison populations. They recognize that locking people up for minor offenses does not make our communities safer and represents a failed approach to crime and punishment. As Mr. Gingrich has written, "Conservatives, such as myself, should not consider criminal justice reform off-limits."