TYC staying open
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Sunset Advisory Commission has
recommended that the once-troubled state youth prison system remain
open at least six more years.
The Austin American-Statesman reported that the commission,
which reviews state agencies, said in a report issued Friday that
the Texas Youth Commission should continue to operate for six more
years instead of the usual 12.
Reformers who are pushing to merge the TYC with other agencies
said they will still attempt to zero out its budget.
In recent months, critics of the agency have called for it to be
downsized significantly or merged with correctional duties turned
over to other agencies or managed by a new division of a new agency
combined with the juvenile probation commission.
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