Monday, April 18, 2011

Ledge eyeing illegal aliens behind bars and reducing Ad Seg numbers

By  Mike Ward

With just six weeks left for Texas lawmakers to balance the cash-strapped state budget, an unlikely source of savings is being eyed to soften the cuts to schools and human services programs: prisons.
In recent weeks, an assortment of proposals that just a few years ago never would have received a serious hearing have gained support. Even if only a few are adopted, they could profoundly change prison operations in the Lone Star State.

Deporting thousands of foreign-citizen felons and privatizing state jails and prisoners' transportation and medical care are being touted as ways to save as much as $500 million over the next two years.
Even the idea of keeping thousands of fewer criminals in solitary confinement is being considered.

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Backgate Says:

Texas has an assortment of violent and problematic offenders locked up in Administrative Segregation. To have to pick some to release to satisfy a politicians budget plan would be a safety concern for all employees. The Ledge needs to research this from the inside out before making such an uninformed decision, or come down and work a day on a seg line... The deportment of illegal alien offenders is long overdue. What are your thoughts ?


  1. Deport illegals? Wouldn't that be politically incorrect? The liberals would sure have a field day with that one.

  2. Deport deport deport!!!!!