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Texas Could Shape Trump’s Proposals to Reform Federal Prisons

President Trump is pictured in front of the American flag during the 2018 State of the Union Address

Texas's reforms, including diversion programs for low-level drug offenders, increased attention to rehabilitation and work readiness, and other “second chance” measures, reduced recidivism and the incarceration rate. The federal Justice Department should take notice.

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Prison Education Transforms Lives, Reduces Recidivism

Prison education and rehabilitation programs can provide practical skills, career and vocational skills, and critical thinking skills. They can help with mental and behavioral issues, and provide access to higher education courses; some achieve diplomas and degrees while incarcerated. These programs are vital to improving lives, especially since many prisoners come from poverty, do not have high school diplomas, and lack outside support networks.

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