Texas is Closing Prisons – What’s Behind It?

In news today, the BBC reports “The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country. So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons”, asks Danny Kruger, a former speechwriter for David Cameron.


Read about this hopeful news and learn more why even conservative Republicans in Texas are realizing that today’s existing penal system is badly broken, and that low level offenders – mostly drug offenders – are spending too long in prison and not being rehabilitated. Long prison terms for relatively low level offenses results in creating a class of hardened criminals who struggle to re-enter the world after their sentences. Today, Texas is taking a new look at their methods and suggesting rehab may be the better choice for many of these offenders. This is hopeful news indeed!