Senate approves more security at State Schools - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/29/09

Senate approves more security at State Schools

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AUSTIN, TX (KCBD) - Texas State Schools could be closer to having more security.

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a bill that improves security and oversight of the State's large institutions for the mentally disabled, which have been hit with allegations of widespread abuse and neglect. The bill requires video surveillance in common areas and allows the State Office of Inspector General to help local prosecutors pursue cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Texas has nearly 5,000 residents at the State's 13 State Schools.

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