Prison Drug Testing

AMARILLO, TEXAS - It's called a "security necessity" by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For the first time, their 40,000 plus employees will face random drug testing.

Starting this summer they will random drug test about 800 employees a month -- something that most other states already do.T he agency says plans for random drug testing have been in the works for a while, and just because money's tight - they can't be shifting focus now.

On Thursday, a plan for this will be presented to the state criminal justice board. That's where we'll learn just how much this new policy will cost, and what else will be cut to make up for that extra expense.