Wednesday, February 6, 2008

For its own facilities, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice dutifully maintains records on such matters as the number of officers each facility employs and which employees have been disciplined. The agency does not collect this data for its privately-operated facilities, which cost the state over $200 million a year. Despite squalid conditions at a youth detention center which led to a cancellation of its contract, private prison corporation GEO Group continues to operate nine corrections facilities in Texas.
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