Right on Crime – The Observer

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Read ‘Robert Francis, The Texan Judge Closing America’s Jails’ on The Observer website.

Make Justice Work gave a grant to journalist Ian Birrell to travel to the US to investigate the ‘Right on Crime’ movement, which originated in Texas and is now sweeping conservative America.

Hard-line conservatives have declared prison a failure, that costs the earth and has little positive outcomes for lower level repeat offenders.

The article, published on Sunday, revealed that investing in rehabilitation (which costs less than prison), effective sentencing and support for offenders has had a dramatic effect on reoffending rates in Texas.

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