Last year on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the governor of the Lone Star State and Republican front-runner expressed pride in having established “a rational system of justice” in Texas.

Some of the press has asked the governor about his state’s record-setting death march. (And he assures one and all that he has carefully reviewed these cases.) But few reporters or editors ask the obvious follow-up question: What kind of justice does Texas mete out to defendants charged with lesser offenses?

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