Friday, February 9, 2007

Only in Texas? Proposal to Open Texas Prison in Mexico

A Texas lawmaker thinks it may be time for Texas to set up its own prison in Mexico. After all, he figures, the inmates would be closer to home and they're going to be deported anyway when their sentences are complete, so the move would save taxpayers money. "The plusses are that it's a heck of a lot less expensive to build and staff prisons down there," Sen. Craig Estes said. "They would be Texas quality and they'd roughly cost about half." A hidden side benefit? "I would hope some people might look at it as economic development in some areas of Mexico that desperately need it," he said. Click here for the full story.

Query what "Texas quality" is when it comes to prisons.

Thanks to Texas correpsondent Cappy W for the story.


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