Inmates shifted due to guard shortage
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.