Texas has led the way in reforming our criminal justice system toward a smart on crime, soft on taxpayers approach.
This session, the legislature has another opportunity to lead the way by reforming our pre-trial system. LIBRE-Texas will advocate for a system that prioritizes the safety of our communities and the risk assessment of incarcerated individuals while allowing low-level, low-risk offenders to return to their families and communities while they await court proceedings.
Texas can make important strides to increase second chances and making our communities safer, by focusing on a suspect’s risk—rather than their ability to pay.
Contact your lawmaker and ask them to reform our pre-trial system!