Another No for November: No Jail Expansion in Austin

This just in from Scott Henson: vote no for jail expansion: " Travis
officials don’t deserve new jail bond authority because they haven’t
taken available steps to reduce overincarceration pressures short of
new building. In particular, more than 60 percent of Travis jail
inmates are incarcerated awaiting trial. Other counties have addressed
this problem by boosting their use of personal bonds. That’s also what
Travis County should do — it’d be a lot cheaper than building more
jail space."

See the full argument at Grits for Breakfast.
Among those not incarcerated waiting trial is Tom Delay. Yet consider
the scale of hurt caused by his policies. If personal bond is good enough for
him…–gm

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