By Mike Ward
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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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 ?