Texas Prisons Likely to Run Out of Room By the End of March, Officials Warn

Albanese, Elizabeth
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/20/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32053, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on the shortage of bed in the prison system in Texas. Adoption of policy that kept most inmates under lock and key for majority of their sentences; Growth of the capacity of Texas Department of Criminal Justice's system; Plan of the prison officials to ask for appropriation to pay fro the cost of housing state prisoners in county jails.


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