While the California prison system is bursting at
its seams, Texas has closed three prisons. Both states have crime
rates that are lower than they had been decades ago, but Texas’
rate is falling faster than national trends. Crime in California is
edging up slightly and its prison population is growing. California
pays twice what Texas pays per year to incarcerate an inmate.
Steven Greenhut highlights how the former state is beginning to
learn some lessons from the latter.
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