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Texas Inmate Population Continues to Grow

For several months we've been reporting on the Texas legislature's upcoming budget shortfall as it relates to the Texas prison system. Almost $6 billion of the state's $87 billion general fund is spent on prisons, but with the state facing a possible $20 billion (that's BILLION with a B) budget shortfall it is obvious that either revenues (aka taxes) are going to have to increase or spending is going to have to be cut WAY back. An obvious place to start cutting is the prison system, and some politicians haveRead More