Texas is Ready
In Texas, 1 out of every 10 adults has a felony conviction on their record. And the costs to the state are staggering—not only for taxpayers burdened with funding our overcrowded prisons, but also for those facing sometimes insurmountable challenges as they return to our communities. Formerly incarcerated Texans have difficulty finding and maintaining gainful employment, finding housing, securing occupational licenses to apply their trade, and face a multitude of other obstacles long after their sentences have been served.
These impacts are not just felt by individuals, but by the families they support and care for and the communities in which they live. It is time to make smarter decisions across the board and make our justice system one that prioritizes the long-term strength of communities over the short-term impulse to punish.
Sign the petition: Texas is ready for smart justice policies.