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Right On Crime Statement on the Retirement of Texas Representative Jerry Madden

| November 17, 2011

Marc Levin, Senior Policy Advisor to Right on Crime, today released the following statement in response to Texas Rep. Jerry Madden’s announcement that he will not run for re-election:

“On behalf of Right on Crime, I would like to thank Rep. Jerry Madden, the Chairman of the Texas House Corrections Committee, for his distinguished service and visionary leadership.  During his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Madden has authored landmark corrections reforms that have contributed to Texas achieving its lowest crime rate since 1973 while saving taxpayers more than a billion dollars.

“By demonstrating how applying conservative principles can deliver results in criminal justice, Rep. Madden has not only won the admiration of Texans, but has served as an inspiration for policymakers across the nation. We thank Rep. Madden for his service and look forward to continuing to partner with him, in light of his announced plans to continue as an advocate for tough and smart corrections policies.”

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