Koch Brothers Invest in Texas Prison Reform
The Koch Network – backed by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch, plans to redouble its criminal justice reform efforts while embracing common ground with President Donald Trump and his administration. In partnership the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Austin-based conservative think tank that has been working to advance criminal justice reform through its Right on Crime project, the Network has launched the $4 million dollar Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative. Texas is one of four states – along with Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania – where researchers will develop “individualized re-entry” plans for over 1,000 participants at eight sites and then study the outcomes. Those plans, start “day one of incarceration” noted a senior Network official.
Source: Texas Tribune