S. Texas county faces juvenile jail overcrowding

S. Texas county faces juvenile jail overcrowding

POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:14am

The majority of inmates are not arrested for felonies

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a South Texas county that is the poorest in the nation and faces a booming population of young people is struggling with overcrowding at its juvenile jail facility.

Most recently on Halloween, children at Hidalgo County's juvenile jail again slept on the floor after the detention center exceeded its 96 beds.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/S-Texas-county-faces-juvenile-jail-overcrowding-4989341.php?cmpid=houtexhcat

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