Texas Spending Cuts May Target Prison Education

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http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/auto/epaper/editions/wednesday/metro_state_e36e4dcbc3bfb17d0085.html Budget cuts to Texas prisons could make it harder for inmates to take what is for many the first step to creating a life free of crime: getting an education behind bars. The state's $117.4 billion budget includes a 5 percent cut to state prisons, a reduction of $230 million, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The school district that serves only Texas inmates will see a 19 percent reduction . . .

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