While criminal justice reform efforts in Texas have gotten lots of positive press, incarceration trends are complex.
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After 14 years of enthusiastic prison-building, Perry is taking credit for a tiny softening in his rhetoric on crime just in time for a presidential run.
Just four other governors answered Rick Perry’s call to defy a federal law designed to reduce prison rape.
On Saturday morning, the House showed just how far the criminal justice debate in Texas has come.
The House passed SB 213, the sunset bill for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The measure reauthorizes the agency with a few major changes, including an amendment to prioritize closure of certain private prisons.