Diboll prison
Rufus H. Duncan Unit of Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Diboll.

The three largest agencies of the Texas criminal justice system face a proposed 5 percent budget cut in their 2010-11 biennial budgets. So do other state agencies, but state Rep. Jim McReynolds (D-Lufkin), chairman of the Texas House Corrections Committee, said the prison cuts could actually lead to more people being sent to correctional facilities.

“We must be cautious in making many of these cuts, as they could have rippling effects across our state,” McReynolds said.

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