In­mates shifted due to guard short­age

Austin American-Statesman - - FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS - Com­piled from wire re­ports.

State prison of­fi­cials have be­gun trans­fer­ring some in­mates from two Texas Pan­han­dle units to other pen­i­ten­tiaries due to a lack of cor­rec­tions of­fi­cers, the Hous­ton Chron­i­cle re­ported Tues­day.

Units in more re­mote parts of the state are fac­ing guard short­ages ap­proach­ing 50 per­cent.

The Texas De­part­ment of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice says about 200 in­mates have been moved from the Smith Unit in Lamesa which has been op­er­at­ing with about half the needed cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers. area took in $32 mil­lion dur­ing the five-day pe­riod lead­ing up to the race, which is triple what their rev­enues were dur­ing the same 5-day pe­riod a year ago.

STR was re­port­ing on ho­tels from Round Rock to San Mar­cos be­tween Bas­trop and Lake Travis.

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