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Lawmakers decry collapsing Texas juvenile prison system, ask Abbott to call special session

Without a jolt of funding, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department will struggle to hire workers and regain control over the safety and treatment of almost 600 incarcerated youth, its acting director told lawmakers at a hearing.

The House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues holds a public hearing at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 in Austin.

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