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Friday, April 4th, 2014

Force against Texas inmates on the rise

The population in Texas prisons dropped from 2005 to 2013, but statistics from the corrections agency show that officers are using “major” force against inmates more often. Officials say such changes are random, but experts point to staff turnover, inexperience and Texas summers.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare costs

Prison reforms may result in better conditions for inmates, but those improvements come at the expense of welfare cash assistance and other government relief for the needy, according to a study released this month by Rice University...