The Brief: New Director of Sex Offender Agency Finds Crickets, Not Employees

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The word "mess" doesn't even begin to describe what greeted the new director of the state agency that supervises the state's most violent sex offenders when she showed up to work.

This is how the Houston Chronicle's Mike Ward and Anita Hassan began their compelling report on the level of neglect that had overtaken the agency:

When Marsha McLane showed up to her new job as director of the embattled state agency that supervises Texas' most violent sex offenders, she found her office stacked with dusty cardboard boxes, dead crickets littering the dirty carpet ...

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