Monday, August 13, 2012


Well, here we go.

I hope they have been "rehabbed" enough.

Rehab cited as reason for fewer inmates
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN — In July, Texas' prison system posted its lowest head count in five years, even as the state's overall population continued to grow quickly.

Instead of 156,500 prisoners behind bars in Texas' 111 state prisons a year ago, the lockups now hold just more than 154,000 — a drop of about 2,500, according to state statistics.

Texas, which historically has had one of the highest incarceration rates per capita of the 50 states, is now in fourth place, down from second two years ago.

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