The Havoc Hurricane Harvey Plays on Incarcerated People in Texas
Date:  08-29-2017

Over 4,500 people have been evacuated, while people on supervised release must report to evacuation addresses
From The Houston Chronicle:

Around 4,500 inmates at three Texas prisons are set to be evacuated in light of heavy rain sparked by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

The Ramsey, Terrell and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon will all be emptied Saturday as the Brazos River continues to rise near the Brazoria County facilities.

The prisoners will be loaded onto TDCJ buses headed for East Texas prisons, accompanied by corrections officers and other staff who showed up to help with the evacuation. Continue reading

Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that, “The three facilities were also evacuated in May and June of last year, when the same river flooded under heavy rainfall. Prisoners were returned there after a couple of weeks.” read more

Late Monday, the Houston Chronicle also reported, two more prisons were expected to be evacuated.