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Joe Luppino-Esposito is a Policy Analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Joe serves as the Foundation’s liaison in the nation’s capital, working with Congress and allied organizations to develop criminal justice reforms.

Prior to joining TPPF, Joe was the Editor and General Counsel of State Budget Solutions, focusing on public employee pensions, labor law, and state budget reforms. As the Visiting Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joe worked on the overcriminalization project, analyzing federal criminal laws.

Joe is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the Circuit Review legal journal. He received in B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Joe is a licensed attorney in Virginia. He is a New Jersey native and currently resides in Virginia.