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Third Texas Prison Evacuated Due To Flooding

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday began moving about 1,700 inmates from the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston.

A third Texas prison near the Brazos River in southeast Texas is being evacuated because of flooding.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday began moving about 1,700 inmates from the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston.

They’re being placed on buses for transfer to other prisons in East Texas that have room.

Some 2,600 inmates at two nearby prisons in Brazoria County, the Terrell and Stringfellow Units, were moved out Sunday.

Agency spokesman Jason Clark says additional food and water has been delivered to the prisons receiving the displaced inmates.

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