Excerpt from The Washington Free Beacon, originally published April 23, 2013 by Andrew Evans
Texas faced a choice in 2007: spend billions on new prisons to house its convicts or find creative ways to deal with criminals in the state.
State leaders chose the second option, and Texas’ reforms, which have been championed by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, have become the model for a conservative movement to reform the criminal justice system.
The Texas foundation started the “Right on Crime” project in 2010; its “statement of principles” has attracted support from conservative public policy heads like Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Grover Norquist.
“It’s one of the more exciting things I’ve worked on,” Norquist said. Click here to read more.