Scott Henson writes: “Texas prisons are full, so the Governor vetoes both legislation that would cause fewer non-violent offenders to have their probation revoked, and also money for leasing space for those offenders who now inevitably will enter the system. The veto of drug treatment money, I suppose, was just for good measure: Texas wouldn’t want any of our addicts to kick their addictions, after all, or else they might not need to be incarcerated.”
See Henson’s earlier roundup of Gov vetoes, including a bill that would have required written consent to search.
Add it up: more useless incarceration. A little Gitmo for everyone everywhere. Are we feeling safer yet?