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Thursday, January 8 • 3:25pm - 4:35pm
Texas Prison Reform 2.0: Building on Recent Public Safety Successes - Center for Effective Justice

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Texas continues to attract positive national attention for closing prisons while achieving its lowest crime rate since 1968. However, as the state continues to grow, policymakers must build on this success to take the steps to further enhance public safety, empower victims, control costs, and reform offenders. Learn how this can be accomplished in the upcoming legislative session.


Marc Levin

Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Marc A. Levin is a director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Levin is an attorney and an accomplished author on legal and public policy issues. Levin has served as a law clerk to Judge Will Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth... Read More →

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Adam Gelb

Director, Public Safety Performance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Adam Gelb directs Pew’s public safety performance project, which helps states advance policies and practices in adult and juvenile sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs. As the project lead, Gelb oversees... Read More →
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Bill Montgomery

County Attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona
Bill Montgomery was first elected Maricopa County Attorney in a Special Election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims’ rights, and protect and strengthen our community. As a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, professional prosecutor... Read More →
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Rep. Tan Parker

District 63, Texas House of Representatives
Tan Parker is entering his fifth-term as a state representative representing House District 63 that includes the southwestern portion of Denton County.  He has a broad executive business background in sales, marketing, management, consulting and development strategies, and is a partner... Read More →
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Sen. John Whitmire

District 15, Texas State Senate
Senator John Whitmire represents the 15th Senatorial District comprised of north Houston and parts of Harris County. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1982 after serving 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives. With over 30 years of service in the Texas Senate, Senator... Read More →

Thursday January 8, 2015 3:25pm - 4:35pm CST
Capitol View Terrace South 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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