Vittorio Nastasi is the director of criminal justice policy at Reason Foundation.
Nastasi works on criminal justice reform, healthcare regulation, occupational licensing, and environmental policy issues at Reason Foundation.
His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Orange County Register, Palm Beach Post, and Tallahassee Democrat, among others.
Prior to joining Reason, Nastasi worked with the James Madison Institute and the DeVoe L. Moore Center focusing on land-use regulation, occupational licensing, and criminal justice reform.
Nastasi graduated from Florida State University with bachelors degrees in Economics and Political Science.
He is based in Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida should abolish capital punishment, not make it easier
In Florida, 30 people have been exonerated while they were awaiting execution since 1972.
Alaska House Bill 28 would help provide justice for those harmed by marijuana prohibition
Alaska lags behind other states when it comes to mitigating the harms done by marijuana prohibition.
California should stop relying on taxation by citation
Using fines and fees to generate government revenue undermines justice and fiscal responsibility in California.
State policy agenda for telehealth innovation
This report examines all 50 states in four key areas where there's an opportunity to maximize the potential of telehealth services.
Louisiana has been detaining people beyond their legal release dates for over a decade
Louisiana’s routine practice of overdetention is not only unjust, but it also comes at a steep cost to taxpayers.
Land-use regulations continue to cause housing shortage
Local governments must act to reduce the restrictions, compliance costs, and uncertainty introduced by burdensome land-use regulations.
Local governments collected $9 billion in fines and fees in 2020
Local governments in three states—New York ($1.4 billion), California ($1.26 billion), and Texas ($1.17 billion)—collected well over a third of the nation's $9 billion in fines and fees in 2020.
Fines and fees: Consequences and opportunities for reform
The use of fines and fees to directly fund courts, law enforcement agencies, or other government activities can result in undesirable conflicts of interest.
Innovators in Action: James Small, public safety director of Palmyra, Wisconsin
In the time Small has served in this role, the property crime rate has plummeted by 88% to just over five property crimes per 1,000 residents.