October 11, 2007

ID & TX: just because a prisoner's from Idaho doesn't make Texas less responsible

From the Houston Chronicle:

Inmate's mother to speak against private Texas prisons

The mother of an Idaho inmate who killed himself in a private Texas prison on March 4 plans to urge Texas lawmakers to stop accepting out-of-state prisoners at their for-profit lockups. Shirley Noble said she expects to speak Friday to the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee. She filed a $500,000 negligence claim against Idaho in August in Scot Noble Payne's death...

Grits says:

Friday's Texas Senate hearing on private prison oversight and the Geo Group just got more interesting...