In 2007, Texas canceled prison expansion plans, and put much of the savings into drug courts and treatment. Since then, the state has cut its inmate population, closed three prison facilities, and saved billions of dollars. Most importantly, violent crime rates in Texas are lower than they’ve been in almost half a century.
Of all the hot-button issues that divided conservatives and liberals over the past generation, few sparked more heated debate than crime and punishment.
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