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Prison health care costs are higher than ever in Texas. Many point to an aging prison population.

Although there are fewer people in prison than there were a decade ago, costs have surged along with the share of inmates who are older — and sicker.

The exterior of Huntsville Unit, a prison in Huntsville, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Expensive treatments

"You need people on site"

Rethinking medical parole

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