Wednesday, December 14, 2016
South Texas ISF closing
Mothballing of a small TDCJ facility in downtown Houston has begun, reported the Houston Business Journal. With a few small tweaks - most prominently reducing penalties for low-level drug possession from a felony to a Class A misdemeanor - Texas could free up enough space to close several additional units after the upcoming legislative session. Just closing this one, small unit will not be enough to meet the 4% budget reduction mandated for the agency earlier this year by legislative leadership.