Prison Bed Squeeze?

Albanese, Elizabeth
August 2006
Bond Buyer;8/8/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32440, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the expectation for Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials to ask legislators to approve a general obligation bond authorization to finance two new prisons in the state. If approved, the proposal could mark the first state prison bond issue for the state since the 1990s. The new prisons are expected to meet the growing demand for space for the country's second-largest prison population.


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