The Campaign For DA

9.26.2006

Criminal Justice Rant

In case you missed it, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it needs to build three more prisons at a cost of around a half billion dollars to solve prison overcrowding. That's your money. And, in a few more years, they'll just come back for more. And on a related criminal justice news, this blog points out that our efforts to outlaw homemade meth - by such brainchilds as requiring us to jump through hoops to get some Advil at Walmart- hasn't curtailed meth use at all. The result is now we import it from Mexico, where it is more pure (hence the term "ice"), and fund a bunch of crazed Mexican drug lords at the same time. Good times.