Saturday, February 19, 2011
More coverage of zeroed out chaplaincy budget
Brandi Grissom at the Texas Tribune this week had a story following up on a budget angle covered on Grits last month: "Texas prison chaplains pray, plead for funds." She quotes "State Rep. Jerry Madden, R-Plano, chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, [who] spoke with the chaplains on Wednesday. The services they provide have a great payback in reducing recidivism, and he says he is hopeful lawmakers will find a way to keep them working in state prisons. “I’m fairly confident somehow or another we’ll find that comparatively small amount of money and restore all or parts of it,” he says." AND MORE (2/20): From a columnist at the Amarillo Globe-News. AND MORE: (2/21) From the Lubbock Avalanche Journal's Faith Blog.