Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Waco won't privatize local jail

Just to update a topic Grits has been tracking recently, the McLennan County Commissioners voted against privatizing their local jail.

UPDATE: The Texas Commission on Jail Standards meets in Austin tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 7 - here's the agenda) and will hear an update on McLennan's appeal of a TCJS remedial order that's driving commissioners' push for expanding jail capacity.

See prior, related Grits posts:


Anonymous said...

This is a smart move.

It will be a lot easier to privitize it later if the math changes and it makes sense... going the other way from private to public would be much more difficult.

The Local Crank said...

Nice to know that while the entire state is moving AWAY from privitization, Johnson County is rushing towards it at full speed.