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Sticker Shock Texas

From March 9 to March 15, JPI, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and other organizations committed to justice reform will be highlighting the high cost of youth incarceration in Texas. And we need your help!

Copy and share the following posts & images (inspired by our report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration) on your social media profiles. Below, you'll also find Twitter info for many of Texas' elected leaders.

Let's convince policymakers it's time for juvenile justice reform. Help spread the word about the high cost of youth incarceration in Texas!


Twitter: TX taxpayers spend $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Know how much youth incarceration costs? The answer will give you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: Do you know how much youth incarceration costs? The answer will give you #StickerShock. SHARE if you agree it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: Talk about #StickerShock – Texas taxpayers spend up to $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: TX counties spend $62,649 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: Texas counties spend $62,649 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. Numbers like that give me #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in TX can cost over 5x more than 1 year at @UTAustin. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in Texas? 5x more than the cost of attending UT Austin for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in TX can cost 7x more than 1 year at @TAMU. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in Texas? 7x more than the cost of attending Texas A&M for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in TX can cost 6x more than 1 year at @TexasTech. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in Texas? 6x more than the cost of attending Texas Tech for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in TX can be over 2x larger than avg family income. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: It costs $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in Texas. The average Texas family would have to work over 2 years to earn that much. Can you say #StickerShock? JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: County cost of youth incarceration in TX is nearly as high as avg family income. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: The county cost of youth incarceration in Texas is nearly as high as average family income. Talk about #StickerShock. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in TX could feed a family for over a decade. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: It costs up to $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in Texas. That money could feed the average American family for over a decade. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: County cost of youth incarceration in TX could feed a family for almost 5yrs. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: The county cost of youth incarceration in Texas could feed the average American family for almost 5 years. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth/yr in TX is over 19x more than per-pupil spending. #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: How much does Texas spend to incarcerate its youth? 19x more than it spends on each K-12 student. #StickerShock. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: 2 of 5 youths incarcerated in TX will be rearrested within a year. #NotWorthIt #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: Texas spends up to $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. But over 40% of those released from state facilities will be rearrested within a year. Is the high cost of incarceration worth the price to our kids and communities? JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Youth 3x likelier to commit felonies after incarceration than comm supervision. #NotWorthIt JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: Texas spends up to $159,545 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. But youth released from state facilities are 3x likelier to commit a felony than youth in community supervision. Is the high cost of incarceration worth the price to our kids and communities? JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Twitter: Incarceration or supervision – which do you think is the better investment? #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX

Facebook: The cost of incarceration in Texas is enormous at both the state and local level, while community supervision is relatively cheap. Where would you rather invest your tax dollars? #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockTX


Select Twitter Info for Texas’s Public Leaders

The following information was collected via publically available records for Texans to contact their elected leaders. We hope you’ll encourage your representatives in government to recognize the enormous burdens – both financial and quality-of-life – imposed on our state and its citizens by our juvenile justice system, and we hope you’ll urge them to fight for reform.

In order to ensure that our message is received with compassion and understanding, please be sure to use this information respectfully and responsibly.

Name

Title

Twitter

Greg Abbott

Governor

@GregAbbott_TX

Dan Patrick

Lt. Governor, Senate President

@DanPatrick

Ken Paxton

Attorney General

@KenPaxtonTX

Joe Straus

House Speaker

@SpeakerStraus

Dennis Bonnen

House Speaker Pro Tem

@Dbonnen

Tan Parker

Republican Caucus Chairman

@TParker63

John Otto

Chair, House Appropriations Cmte

@RepJohnOtto

Sylvester Turner

Vice Chair, House Appropriations Cmte

@SylvesterTurner

Cecil Bell, Jr.

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@CBellJr

Greg Bonnen

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@DrGregBonnen

Cindy Burkett

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@CindyBurkett_TX

Giovanni Capriglione

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@VoteGiovanni

Sarah Davis

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@SarahForHD134

Dawnna Dukes

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@DawnnaDukes

Larry Gonzales

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@LarryGonzales52

Donna Howard

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@DonnaHowardTX

Bryan Hughes

Member, House Appropriations Cmte; Member, House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Cmte

@RepHughes

Oscar Longoria

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@OscarLongoria35

Marisa Marquez

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@MarisaMarquez

Borris Miles

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@BorrisLMiles

Dade Phelan

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@DadePhelan

John Raney

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@ElectJohnRaney

John Rodriguez

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@RepJRod

 

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@Dr_Sheffield

Gary VanDeaver

Member, House Appropriations Cmte; Member, House Corrections Cmte; Member, House Public Education Cmte

@GaryVanDeaver

Armando Walle

Member, House Appropriations Cmte

@RepWalle

Jim Murphy

Chair, House Corrections Cmte

@JimMurphy133

James White

Vice Chair, House Corrections Cmte; Member, House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Cmte

@James_E_White

Matt Krause

Member, House Corrections Cmte

@RepMattKrause

Joe Moody

Vice Chair, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@MoodyForElPaso

Terry Canales

Member, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@TerryCanales40

Todd Hunter

Member, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@ToddAHunter

Jeff Leach

Member, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@LeachForTexas

Matt Shaheen

Member, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@MattShaheen

David Simpson

Member, House Criminal Jurisprudence Cmte

@DavidSimpsonTX

Stephanie Klick

Member, House Human Services Cmte

@StephanieKlick

Jessica Farrar

Vice Chair, House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Cmte

@JFarrarDist148

Travis Clardy

Member, House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Cmte

@TravisForTexas

Ana Hernandez

Member, House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Cmte

@AnaHdzTx

Mike Schofield

Member, House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Cmte

@RepSchofield

Kenneth Sheets

Member, House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Cmte

@RepKenSheets

Debbie Riddle

Vice Chair, House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Cmte

@DebbieRiddle

Scott Sanford

Member, House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Cmte

@Scott_SanfordTX

Jimmie Don Aycock

Chair, House Public Education Cmte

@AycockJDA

Joe Deshotel

Member, House Public Education Cmte

@RepJoeDeshotel

Marsha Farney

Member, House Public Education Cmte

@DrMarshaFarney

Rick Galindo

Member, House Public Education Cmte

@GalindoForRep

Mary Gonzalez

Member, House Public Education Cmte

@RepMaryGonzalez

Dan Huberty

Member, House Public Education Cmte

@DanHuberty

Juan Chuy Hinojosa

Senate President Pro Tem; Member, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte

@TXChuy

John Whitmire

Dean of the Senate; Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte

@Whitmire_John

Joan Huffman

Vice Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte

@JohnHuffman

Konni Burton

Member, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte

@KonniBurton

Brandon Creighton

Member, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte

@SenCreighton

Charles Perry

Member, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@ElectCharles

Larry Taylor

Chair, Senate Education Cmte

@Taylor4Senate

Eddie Lucio

Vice Chair, Senate Education Cmte

@SenatorLucio

Donna Campbell

Member, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@DonnaCampbellTX

Sylvia Garcia

Member, Senate Education Cmte

@SenatorSylvia

Don Huffines

Member, Senate Education Cmte

@DonHuffines

Jose Rodriguez

Member, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@JoseForTexas

Kel Seliger

Member, Senate Education Cmte

@KSeliger

Van Taylor

Member, Senate Education Cmte; Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@VanTaylorTX

Royce West

Member, Senate Education Cmte

@SenRoyceWest

Charles Schwertner

Chair, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@DrSchwertner

Lois Kolkhorst

Vice Chair, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@LoisKolkhorst

Craig Estes

Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@EstesForTexas

Carlos Uresti

Member, Senate Health & Human Services Cmte

@CarlosUresti

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