July 10, 2012
Proposed cuts to the health care provided to Texas prisoners could make the system unconstitutionally inadequate, experts warned lawmakers Monday.
Gov. Rick Perry last month asked state agencies to prepare budget proposals to cut spending by an additional 10 percent next year. Dr. Denise Deshields, the health director of Texas Tech University's prison health care system, said the new cut could lead to an unconstitutionally low level of care.