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House Committee on Corrections - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members
Allen Hightower, Chair
Bill Carter, Vice Chair
Dick Burnett
Bill Ceverha
Al Granoff
Bob Melton
Glenn Repp
Barry Telford
Keith Valigura
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 5.
• To study the development of reliable statistics involving the entire criminal justice system capable of tracking individuals throughout all local and state components of the system.
• To study shock probation and intensive supervision programs involving electronic monitoring.
• To study the current and projected profile of TDC inmates in order to determine the appropriate type of facilities to be constructed for the long term.
• To study sentencing practices in Texas and the feasibility of uniform sentencing guidelines for felony offenses with consideration of sentencing factors on the population of TDC and local jails, and on the costs of confinement.
• To study the Adult Probation Commission's system of collecting fees and the form of distribution.
• To study the TDC furlough program including the eligibility of inmates and the cities that refuse inmates on furlough.
• To study available alternatives concerning community custody of parolees and probationers.
• To study areas for establishment of regional correctional facilities.

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