Texas is one of a handful of states - Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois and Michigan are the others - where repeat prostitution offenses can mean time, and additional costs, in state prisons, KHOU reported.
State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, said the prostitution laws in Texas are tough, but did not speculate on whether a tough state budget year might warrant leniency for prostitutes as a cost-saving measure.
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