Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The effect of Texas' implementation of a "justice reinvestment strategy to increase public safety and reduce spending on corrections" is explained (p. 1). Sections of this bulletin include: highlights of findings; Texas's growing prison population in 2007; description of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative enacted in 2007; implementation of the Initiative; implementation status; prison population trends 2007-2009; 2009 prison population projections; actual population at calendar year end compared to projected population of January 2007 before the Initiative; and challenges faced by the Texas Legislature to maintain an effective correctional system.

Download the report.

Download the presentation.

Read Representative Jerry Madden's statement to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives.

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