TYC to shut down 3 facilities
(AP) - The Texas Youth Commission has announced that it will close three of its 10 correctional facilities by the end of August.
The TYC board said Friday that it will shut down facilities in Beaumont, Crocket and Brownwood and consolidate operations at McLennan State Juvenile Correctional Facility Units I and II.
The board, stating that it was following direction from the Legislature, said its decisions would affect the placement of about 400 youth and 700 staff at those locations.
The board cited the agency's budget reduction of $116.9 million for the next biennium and significantly reduced youth population as key to the decision to close the facilities.
An additional 50 positions in the agency's central office and 73 positions in the regional and parole offices will also be eliminated.