Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Texas Pays $123 Million a Year to Private Prisons

Tex. Senator John Whitmire, chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, wants to close a private pre-parole transfer facility and a state jail, both run by Corrections Corporation of America.  That's the good news.  But he wants to divert the savings to fight crime rather than improve the rest of the prison system.          


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