Why in a region where “law and order” has been a driving political force for so long, has the idea of keeping fewer convicts in prison taken root? What are the prospects for the Texas experiment to become a national movement? Need to Know spoke with Adam Gelb, a former journalist, congressional staffer, and state government official, and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on correction policies; he’s now with the Pew Center on the States.
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