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Putting the Corrections Back Into State Jails

State jails were envisioned as a cheaper, more effective way to rehabilitate low-level adult offenders and prevent them from a continued life of crime. But today, state jails cost 90 percent of what prisons cost Texas taxpayers, and actually produce much worse recidivism rates. This week, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published a new report with our recommendations for how to fix Texas’ state jails, and we learn more from its author, TPPF policy analyst Jeanette Moll.