Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Watch tough-on-crime arguments go down on probation

Curious how tough-on-crime rhetoric was defeated by more sensible arguments about crime and punishment in the Texas House of Representatives? Watch the floor debate on HB 2193 strengthening Texas' probation system. It's about 45 minutes long. You get a great sense of the shifting terms of debate regarding incarceration policy in Texas. Good stuff.

The Senate version of stronger probation passed out of committee earlier this month and is presently waiting for a hearing on the Senate intent calendar.

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