Thursday, June 22, 2006

Public radio: Left and right converge to support stronger Texas probation, avoid $1 billion in new prison spending

Texas must reduce prison sentences, fix probation, or spend a billion dollars on new prisons, declares this KUT radio story by Ben Philpott. The story quoted two knowledgeable Grits' favorites: Nicole Porter of ACLU of Texas' prison and jail project and Marc Levin from the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF).

RELATED: An hour-long audio file is available online from TPPFs June 13 public policy luncheon, "Breaking the Addiction to Prison, featuring House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden and Senate Criminal Justice Chairman John Whitmire.
Check it out - I'm going to. I missed the event, but several folks I know tell me they attended and learned something.

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