The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Youth Commission has agreed to make pepper spray one of its last measures for dealing with unruly inmates.
Acting executive director Dimitria Pope sent a memo to staff members yesterday to clarify the agency's pepper spray policy.
An Austin judge had ordered the commission and two advocacy groups to forge an agreement over an appropriate policy for when to use the spray.
Texas Appleseed and Advocacy Inc. claimed the commission was ignoring a September settlement to restrain the spray's use.