Criminal justice reform

– Crime down: For the second year in a row, the crime rate in Texas dropped “significantly,” according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crime rate in Texas fell 8.3 percent in 2011 – a year when the incarceration rate dropped 1.45 percent as well. This demonstrates that the crime rate can be sharply lowered while reducing the share of people who are locked up and validates the smart approach to cutting crime that Georgia embraced last year.

– More reforms ahead: Georgia’s Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform will reconvene on Monday at the State Capitol and is expected to consider juvenile justice code reforms that would be presented to the General Assembly.

Something to think about, something to pray about …

But let justice roll on like a river,
    righteousness like a never-failing stream! ~ Amos  5:24

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