Friday, February 01, 2013

Revenues from TDCJ mineral leases go to General Fund, should be dedicated to reentry, diversion

Oil and gas revenues from leases on TDCJ properties generated more than $6 million in FY 2012 that went into state General Revenue, according to a brief staff presentation on Sept. 5 of  last year at the Board for Lease of Texas Criminal Justice Lands. Some crafty legislator looking to snap up funds for reentry, treatment or diversion programming at TDCJ might consider dedicating that small-but-significant pot of money.

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