So just who does enjoy “early release” from prison in Texas?
We now all know that since 1996, violent convicts do not.
So why do local politicians continue to tout the “Texas prison reform plan” as essentially the gold standard of prison models.
For example, in a 2011 special report prepared for the state of Nebraska, the Platte Institute (founded by and previously led by a current gubernatorial candidate) pointed to Texas as a “helpful model” for Nebraska prison reform.
The report was entitled “Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety in the Cornhusker State”.