The 240-minute cap was expected to raise $7.5 million for the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund, but only managed to bring in $5 million. Madden said he hopes to see the $7.5 million raised with this new 480-minute cap.
“This is an easy way to raise more revenue for the state,” he said.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Inmate phone time doubled to boost victim compensation revenue
The Texas Tribune reports that TDCJ inmates would have their maximum phone time doubled under an amendment by Rep. Jerry Madden to HB 1 that would allow up to 480 minutes per month, up from 240.