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Texas conservatives to Michigan: Cut prisons now

Texas conservatives to Michigan: Cut prisons now

April 15, 2014 | Derek Cohen, Marc Levin

Texas has shed its “throw-away-the-key” mantra for nonviolent offenders. Seven years ago, it invested in drug courts and community monitoring for low-level offenders. The result: crime is way down, so is recidivism. And the state has saved billions in prison costs.