- February 9, 2016

Texas May Lessen Jail Time For Non-Violent Drug Offenders


Getting caught with drugs in Texas can land you a spot behind bars, but there is a push at the state capitol to change the law.

Tuesday the corrections committee will meet to consider changing the incarceration rules. The committee could study the incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost to the state. The group is looking at alternatives ways to deal with the issue including community supervision.

Lauren Johnson supports the move. She started using drugs at the age of 14 and by 21, she was getting into trouble and…