By Rebecca Elliott / Houston Chronicle  Image courtesy 2onthebeat.wordpress.com- Bags of chips, pairs of tennis shoes, packages of Ramen noodles. Over the years, revenue from purchases made by inmates at the Fort Bend County jail’s commissary have added up. Now, the proceeds are financing an expanded correctional education program, complete with a new vocational training…

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By Leah Binkovitz / Houston Chronicle  Fort Bend County Jail / Image courtesy jailstuff.org Ramiro Eric Avalos just celebrated his 32nd birthday – his third awaiting trial in the Fort Bend County jail. “It’s not depressing like it used to be,” he said. That’s partly because he started taking GED classes under a new program…

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