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Sunday, August 12th, 2012


Texas Prison Population Decreases

According to statistics released in July, the prison population in Texas is down about 2500 people from this time last year. In July, 2011, the population of Texas prisons was at 156,500, whereas this year it is down to 154,000. This is expected for a number of reasons, chief among them the budgetary problems and cuts facing the state. Along with the rest of the state agencies, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice suffered a reduction in their budget and one of the results has to be a reduction inRead More