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Cornyn Pushing Federal Prison Reform

 
Cornyn Pushing Federal Prison Reform
Posted Thursday, March 13th 2014 @ 5am  by KTRH’s Dale Forbis

U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the state of Texas has saved up to a billion dollars with its prison reform.  The Republican says he is working with Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse on reform legislation for federal prisons which looks a lot like the changes made in the Lone Star State.

“We are known in Texas as being tough on crime and that's entirely appropriate,” Cornyn says.  “But, we also need to be smart.”

He says he is hopeful senate leadership will bring his bill up for a floor vote quickly.

 

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