Texas prison health costs are rising. Experts cite an aging population: The Texas Tribune

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Texas prison health costs are rising. Experts cite an aging population: The Texas Tribune

“Even though Texas’ prison population shrank this decade, the publicly funded costs to treat inmates’ medical conditions continue to rise,” Davis Rich writes in The Texas Tribune. “The state spent over $750 million on prison health care during the 2019 fiscal year, a 53% increase from seven years earlier, when that cost was less than $500 million. […]