Can knowing the costs of sentences be bad for judges?

According to a story in the New York Times, Missouri’s Sentence Advisory Commission has begun providing the state’s judges with information on the cost of sentencing option.

Should Texas adopt a similar system? After all, the Texas legislature is required to look at the fiscal note that analyzes the cost of any legislation before it passes  and many people are pushing Congress to do a cost-benefit analysis on all legislation.


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