AUSTIN – On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Marc Levin, vice president of TPPF’s Right on Crime initiative, will provide invited testimony before a joint hearing of the House Corrections Committee and the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee regarding the Texas state jail system.
 
“I look forward to sharing our ideas for overhauling the ineffective and costly state jail system to produce better results for public safety and Texas taxpayers,” said Levin. “We are very pleased that House and Senate committees have made this a priority during the interim and have been meeting with key stakeholders, including probation leaders and district attorneys, to develop a consensus for workable solutions. Given that most individuals sent to state jail are charged with possession of less than a gram of drugs or committed a property offense such as shoplifting stemming from addiction or mental illness, there is broad agreement that we must divert more people from state jail into proven community-based treatment programs that provide both rehabilitation and accountability.”
 
Who: Marc Levin, vice president of TPPF’s Right on Crime initiative
What: Invited testimony before the House Corrections Committee and House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
When: Hearing begins at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Where: Hearing Room E1.030 Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701
 
A live stream of the hearing will be available at: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/
 
For more information, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.    

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