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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Administrative segregation | Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Bail | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Fees | Illegal drugs | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Probation | Recidivism | State jail system | Substance abuse | Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities | Technical parole violations | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C817
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [73 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine fees and revocations for those on probation and parole; examine effectiveness of fees imposed as a condition of probation and parole; study technical revocations in adult probation to identify drivers of revocations, disparities across the state, and strategies for reducing technical revocations while ensuring program effectiveness and public safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
2. Study recidivism, its major causes, and existing programs designed to reduce recidivism, including a review of current programs utilized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Windham School District for incarcerated persons. Examine re-entry programs and opportunities for offenders upon release. Identify successful programs in other jurisdictions and consider how they might be implemented in Texas.
3. Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost to the state associated with those offenses. Identify alternatives to incarceration, including community supervision, that could be used to reduce incarceration rates of non-violent drug offenders.
4. Study inmate release policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, including the release of inmates directly from administrative segregation. Identify best practices and policies for both the transitioning of these various inmate populations from the prison to appropriate supervision in the community. Identify any needed legislative changes necessary to accomplish these goals.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | County jails | Crime prevention | Criminal Justice Advisory Council | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Criminally insane | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Drug rehabilitation programs | Elderly inmates | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders | State employee turnover | Windham School District | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 C817
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [150 pages  File size: 34,034 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.
2. Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.
3. Evaluate the correctional health care systems in other states as they compare to the Texas health care system, with a focus on greater accountability and competition among providers.
4. Assess the programming needs for special populations in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
5. Review the operation and organization of the Windham School District.
6. Study the adequacy of the state accountability system in measuring the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) based on academic performance, behavior modification and percentage of students referred to the juvenile justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Education.)
7. Study the effectiveness of prevention programs, such as after school programs, in reducing the actual indices of crime and the rate of young offenders entering the criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and monitor the Governor's Judicial Advisory Council.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Correctional officer shortages | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Fines | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison reform | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c817
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 255 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study community supervision caseloads, the effect of officer-to-offender ratios and the impact of caseload reductions on revocations and incarceration costs to the state.
2. Study the quality and availability of residential facilities and the potential cost savings of enhanced residential sentencing alternatives to long-term incarceration.
3. Review the fees assessed on adult offenders and their impacts on community supervision and parole. Consider offenders' abilities to pay supervision fees and any impact on revocations of parole.
4. Study the delivery of healthcare within the Texas prison system, including the number and types of healthcare practitioners needed, the recruitment and retention of those practitioners, management of chronic diseases, and the use of telemedicine and other technologies.
5. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction. Specifically monitor the implementation of staffing and training programs at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and their effects on the safety of both inmates and staff.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County jails | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Lawsuits | Prison population | Prison reform | Prisons | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c817
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [65 pages  File size: 3,907 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study options for responding to the projected growth in the adult and youth inmate populations, to include construction of conventional beds, contract capacity, other types of permanent and temporary housing, and alternatives to incarceration.
2. Assess the effects of the 1995 legislation to curb frivolous inmate lawsuits.
3. Study traditional prison industries, including ways to expand useful inmate labor without creating unfair competition with private businesses or job and wage dislocations in the private sector.
4. Review the employment practices, security measures, and other operations of county jails, municipal and county jails, and privately operated municipal and county jails housing inmates convicted of offenses in other states. Identify any particular problems associated with private operations or with acceptance of inmates for pay. (Joint with House Committee on County Affairs)
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Gangs | Inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,096 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study other emerging issues, as appropriate.
2. Study the progress of the inmate work program and evaluate the possibility of expanding the program.
3. Study the issue of youth involvement in gang activity and the use of guns.
4. Study the parole programs in Texas and see how the current parole procedures have affected the state.
Committee: Joint Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Criminal Justice System of Texas, the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | At-risk youth | Crime prevention | Criminal justice | Inmates | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c868
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 1,014 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the specific role of each state agency in the criminal justice system and determine methods of coordination of services.
2. Identify any areas within the system in which state and local funds can be used more prudently and with greater effectiveness.
3. Examine the education programs of our schools to determine ways of deterring crime.
4. Identify any instances of duplication of services that can be prevented and offer suggestions for the avoidance of such duplication.
5. Identify groups of offenders that need special services not currently being provided and determine means of providing those services.
6. Examine alternatives to incarceration, such as restitution, and develop new programs for the implementation of those alternatives.
7. Seek methods and determine strategies for crime prevention.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim
Title: HCR 119
Library Call Number: HCR 119
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 2,586 kb]
Committee: House Security and Sanctions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Security and Sanctions, Texas House of Representatives, 67the Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Halfway houses | Inmates | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Municipal jails | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 se26
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 2,508 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the statewide juvenile probation system as authorized by HB 1704, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Monitor the Adult Probation Commission in regard to the effectiveness of pre-sentence investigations to divert people from the Texas Department of Corrections.
3. Monitor the organizational changes in the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the creation of new halfway houses as authorized by SB 125, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Investigate overcrowding in the Texas Department of Corrections and examine alternatives for relieving this condition.
5. Examine the feasibility of paying a wage to inmates for the work they perform at the Texas Department of Corrections.
6. Study the feasibility of placing city jails under the authority of the Texas Jail Standards Commission and/or abolishing the Commission.
7. Evaluate present rules, regulations, and statutes regarding the parole process.
Committee: House Inspection of Prison System, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: An inspection of the state prison system of Texas.
Subjects: Inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: L1836.43 IN7
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 630 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inspect the State Prison System of Texas and report findings. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Preliminary report
Library Catalog Title: Penitentiary Investigating Committee report
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., R.S. 1182 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 205 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conduct of the state penitentiary affairs and especially as to the treatment or mistreatment of the convicts by officers and employees of the institution.
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Majority report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee of the Thirty-seventh Legislature
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 74 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 658 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conduct of the state penitentiary affairs and especially as to the treatment or mistreatment of the convicts by officers and employees of the institution.
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Minority report
Library Catalog Title: Minority report
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 82 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 67 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conduct of the state penitentiary affairs and especially as to the treatment or mistreatment of the convicts by officers and employees of the institution.
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Subcommittee report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: Inmates | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 360 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 176 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the killing of George W. Ludwig and Jack Baldwin, both convicts, by prison guards at the Eastham Farm on 7/22/1921. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report -- Final report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: Inmates | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 421 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 200 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the killing of George W. Ludwig and Jack Baldwin, both convicts, by prison guards at the Eastham Farm on 7/22/1921. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Senate Subcommittee No. 2 report
Library Catalog Title: Excerpts from the Report of Senate Subcommittee No. 2
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., R.S. 546 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 86 kb]
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Miscellaneous correspondence
Library Catalog Title: One "white elephant" tamed.
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 222 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 75 kb]
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating
Title: Report - Texas Prison Association correspondence
Library Catalog Title: Extending Appreciation
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 404 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 36 kb]
Committee: House Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Prison Farms
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit State Prison Farms.
Subjects: Inmate health | Inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., R.S. 294 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [7 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit prison farms to investigate and provide information prior to considering a pending bill to create a new penitentiary system. *
Committee: House Penitentiary
Title: Consideration of the penal system and the penitentiary lease
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Convict lease system | Inmate health | Inmates | Prison escapes | Prison labor | Prison population | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 15th Leg., R.S. 182 (1876)
Session: 15th R.S. (1876)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 1,083 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate all matters related to the affairs of the penitentiary Commissioners appointed by the Governor and report as to what may be necessary to enable the State of Texas to resume control of the penitentiary in case of emergency and report on the practicability of adding to the penitentiary in Huntsville. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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