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Texas State Sen. John Whitmire of Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Dear Mr. Whitmire and all members of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice;

Please give us (The State Of Texas) your time and consideration in this petition to close both Dawson State Jail and Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Unit. Dawson continues to be the most expensive, private owned prison-even with seven deaths due to medical negligence under it's belt while Mineral Wells with it's multiple breaches of security, disturbing cases and thousands of empty beds also lacks good reason to still be standing. I ask that Senate please review this and consider other beneficial ways to spend our tax money, such as investing in children's education and health!

Signed,

Jekelyn Hyde

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

Please ask yourself this question:

With the new $97 million state budget cut, can the state of Texas afford two private owned prisons linked to medical negligence resulting in death, multiple...

Please ask yourself this question:

With the new $97 million state budget cut, can the state of Texas afford two private owned prisons linked to medical negligence resulting in death, multiple security breaches, sexual assault, excessive force upon inmates, too little staff and thousands of empty beds?

No. Absoluteley not.

Want more information? Click any of the links below, read it and weep for what it is our taxes have been going towards.

http://sentencingproject.org/doc/inc_TX_Dawson_State_Jail_The_Case_for_Closure_2013.pdf

http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/physical-and-sexual-abuse/mineral-wells-profile-pt-1

http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/mineral-wells-profile-pt-2

http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/mineral-wells-investigation-pt-3

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