San Angelo, TX states that they have saved $1.5 million in the last 7 years by using TDCJ inmates. TDCJ does not pay their inmates for any job, and legally are not required to. But most states do pay something as an incentive, and some of their pay goes to pay for stationary and hygiene which the state now has to pay for if you have no money on your books. Some of the money may also go to victim services as restitution, or for restorative justice. Read more at http://prisonviews.blogspot.comI'd like to know your opinion on this after you read the article, thanks!