With crime, incarceration rates falling, Texas closes record number of prisons
Dallas News
July 5, 2017

“Texas will shutter more prisons this year than it has in any single year in history, a response to the state’s tight budget and shrinking inmate population.

In the state’s two-year budget, which lawmakers approved in May, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was ordered to close four prison facilities by Sept. 1. When all four are closed, tough-on-crime Texas will have shuttered eight prisons in just six years.”

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