Rick Perry throws support behind bills to reform criminal justice in Texas

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry entered into politics in his home state again this week, while touting his efforts on criminal justice reform during his tenure as Texas governor. In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, Perry endorsed two measures moving through the Texas Legislature – one that would seal offenders' records for some crimes and another that seeks to make the grand jury process more fair for people under investigation. Perry wrote that he was at first skeptical about criminal justice reform efforts proposed while he was governor but eventually recognized the virtues – and costs saving...

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