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House Committee on Corrections - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members
Allen Hightower, Chair
Barry Telford, Vice Chair
Orlando Garcia, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Warren Chisum
Kent Grusendorf
Sam Johnson
Glenn Repp
Hugh D. Shine
Keith Valigura
Charges
• To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 5.
• To study the contract procurement processes of the criminal justice agencies.
• To study the implementation of electronic monitoring as a sentencing alternative.
• To study the use, sale and distribution of drugs within the Texas Department of Corrections.
• To study the feasibility of merging the supervisory functions of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles with the Texas Adult Probation Commission.
• To study the impact of drug rehabilitation programs on the probationers, inmates and parolees.
• To study the impact of AIDS and drug testing on the prison system.
• To study the feasibility of consolidation of medical staff for all agencies within the criminal justice system.

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