New Prisons, Tougher Sentences and a Little Love

The Texas Observer | June 20, 2007
Texas lawmakers decided once again to build more prisons, jacked up sentences for myriad offenses, and extended capital punishment to repeat child sex offenders in this legislative session -- but they also approved extensive reforms that use parole, probation, and substance abuse treatment programs to keep people out of prison.

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