Cornyn and Levin: How Texas Became Smart on Crime
Dallas Morning News
June 22, 2016

“Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop in crime during the past decade while incarcerating fewer people.

“That’s right: locking people up and throwing away the key, as it turns out, is not always the most effective way to stop crime. It is also an expensive and inefficient way to spend taxpayer dollars. And as conservatives, our commitment to limited government dictates that we think outside the cell to distinguish between those who pose a threat to our communities and those who can be rehabilitated.”

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