In arch-conservative Texas, a revolution in criminal justice is in progress. Condemnation is giving way to understanding, incarceration to rehabilitation. As a result, prison numbers are dropping dramatically, as are crime and recidivism. “I am getting the biggest bang possible for taxpayers’ bucks while doing something positive for society,” says Judge Robert Francis (Observer piece). Presumably arch-conservative Britain will wise up eventually, not only on the real crime front, but on the fabricated crime front represented by counterproductive traffic policy.