From Governing:

Several states in the South are prepared to imitate a 2021 Texas law that made cash bail a prerequisite for release for many more of the accused. Other red states such as Missouri are looking at bills that would create harsher sentences for convicted offenders. Still, not everyone thinks the return of tough-on-crime rhetoric during the campaign year will translate into widespread policies that increase incarceration. “I don’t think red states will revert back to tough on crime, honestly,” says Jillian Snider, director of criminal justice policy at the R Street Institute, a conservative think tank. “They recognize the burden tough on crime has put on us, with costs of housing inmates at $50,000 or $60,000 a year.”

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