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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | County jails | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Municipal jails | Prison population | Prisoner re-entry | Prisons | Probation | Recidivism | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C817
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 1,618 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine implementation of the diversion pilot programs, juvenile case management system, and other policy and funding initiatives to determine whether the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Youth Commission have adhered to legislative directive in implementing these programs, and the impact of these programs on commitments at the Texas Youth Commission. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
2. Study and evaluate the availability and efficiency of community-based corrections supervision and treatment programs and their impact on prison capacity and recidivism rates. Determine whether the supervision and treatment programs have been designed in accordance with evidence-based practices and whether adequate evaluation methods have been incorporated.
3. Study current re-entry programs and procedures across the juvenile and adult criminal justice continuum. Make recommendations to ensure that offenders who are released or discharged have the necessary supervision and access to employment, housing, treatment, and other support programs to allow successful entry and integration into the community. Evaluate the working relationship between state agencies facilitating re-entry and make recommendations on how to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings.
4. Examine policies and programs designed to identify, divert, and enhance the supervision and treatment of special needs offenders within local jails and state correctional facilities. Recommend changes to address appropriate alternatives to incarceration or institutionalization.
5. Review the range of services provided to females in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems and recommend changes to ensure responsiveness to gender-specific issues. Review should include institutional and community supervision programs and utilization of correctional facilities that house nonadjudicated populations.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - General Government, Public Safety and Economic Development
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Economic development incentives | Fees | Health care costs | Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of | Prison population | Prisons | Texas Enterprise Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 F49 v. 2
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 9,919 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Natural Resources & Economic Development Fund 006. Review revenue sources into and appropriations out of Fund 006. Review policy decisions by the 78th Legislature that will impact the future of the Fund. Make recommendations for improvement, as needed. Enterprise Fund. Monitor and report on current and potential future uses of the Enterprise Fund. Study and develop recommendations for using economic development funds and assessing potential projects, including, but not limited to, establishing criteria for investment, developing standards for cost-benefit analyses, leveraging local participation, and incorporating claw-back provisions if goals are not met.
2. General Government, Regulatory, & Judiciary Review of Fees. Conduct comprehensive review of and report on fees at state regulatory agencies, including historical information on fee amount, expenditures, appropriations, populations affected and general impact to the state budget. Revisit Rising Health Care Cost Study of the 77th Legislature. Review the cost study and determine which cost elements of the study have not been controlled and make recommendations to the 79th Legislature to address bringing them under control. Examine the budget impact of policy decisions of the 78th Legislature and make recommendations for improvement.
3. Criminal Justice & Public Safety Adult and Juvenile Correction Populations. Monitor population trends in the adult and juvenile correction facilities and determine if budget decisions made in the 78th Legislature remain viable. Make recommendations for improvement, as necessary.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Correctional institutions
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge five.
Subjects: County jails | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison population | Prisons | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | State jail system | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 5
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,580 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the statutory purpose of all adult and juvenile correctional facilities, whether state, locally or privately owned or operated, to recommend any needed changes in the statutory description or purpose. The review shall include facilities that are considered alternatives to incarceration or that are used for geriatric care. The Committee shall consider whether state jails are adequately managed, if adequate sanctions are available for confinees who fail to participate in programming or who cause disciplinary problems, and how to ensure effective rehabilitation programs in facilities.
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: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Correctional officers | Corrections, Texas Department of | Criminal justice | Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population | Prison reform | Prisons |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938r 1974
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [102 pages  File size: 6,356 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study needed reforms in the Texas system of imprisonment of convicted persons with the purpose of seeking meaningful alternatives to the present anti-social aspects of the system which are not conducive to the rehabilitation of inmates and their return to society as productive, useful, and law-abiding citizens.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Building tender system : supplemental report : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Building tender system : supplemental report : working paper / submitted to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform by John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wb
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [5 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Custody and security working paper.
Library Catalog Title: Custody and security working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wc
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [10 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Inmate living conditions : housing supplemental report : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Inmate living conditions : housing supplemental report : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wl
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [23 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on investigation of the Gatesville incident
Library Catalog Title: Report on investigation of the Gatesville incident / Wayne Oakes, William K. Kimble.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938g
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report on Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938iy
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [6 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on investigation of incident at Ramsey I
Library Catalog Title: Report on investigation of incident at Ramsey I, Thursday, November 8, 1973 / Wayne Oakes, John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938ir
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [6 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Letter concerning discharge or TYC employee
Library Catalog Title: [Letter concerning discharge or TYC employee] / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938y
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938gm
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [5 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Events leading up to today's meeting
Library Catalog Title: Events leading up to today's meeting / Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938h 12/6/1973
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [6 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Proposed outline for prison study
Library Catalog Title: Proposed outline for prison study / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938po
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Research literature
Library Catalog Title: Research literature / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938b
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [2 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Future policy toward incarceration
Library Catalog Title: [Future policy toward incarceration].
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938p
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [2 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Housing working paper
Library Catalog Title: Housing working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Erasmo Andrade.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WH
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [51 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Inmate living conditions supplemental report
Library Catalog Title: Inmate living conditions supplemental report / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WLO
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Labor and industry : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Labor and industry : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Val Mendoza.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WPL
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [36 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Measurements of recidivism
Library Catalog Title: Measurements of recidivism for the Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938m
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [41 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Parole : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Parole : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Mary Ann Beaty-Arnold.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WPP
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [96 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Press releases
Library Catalog Title: Press releases.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [18 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Progress reports of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: [Progress reports of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform]
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938rp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Project proposal : a study of the Texas Department of Corrections
Library Catalog Title: Project proposal : a study of the Texas Department of Corrections / Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938pp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [14 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938gr
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Erasmo Andrade.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WV
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [6 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Suggested topics for legislation
Library Catalog Title: Suggested topics for legislation.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938s
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: The Coffield Unit : a new prison for Texas
Library Catalog Title: The Coffield Unit : a new prison for Texas / submitted to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform by James Blume, Paul Keeper, John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938w
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [23 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Transactional interview
Library Catalog Title: Transactional interview
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938TO
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [106 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Working papers
Library Catalog Title: Working papers submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform / by committee staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [676 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Meeting with Ron Jackson, Acting Director of the Texas Youth Council
Library Catalog Title: Meeting with Ron Jackson, Acting Director of the Texas Youth Council / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938yp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Testimony of W.J. Estelle, Jr.
Library Catalog Title: Testimony of W.J. Estelle, Jr. director of Department of Corrections.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938te
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [52 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: The Texas Department of Corrections
Library Catalog Title: The Texas Department of Corrections / Wyane Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wd
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [10 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Ellis Unit
Library Catalog Title: Ellis Unit / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938re
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Survey of prisoner correspondence as of August 15, 1974
Library Catalog Title: Survey of prisoner correspondence as of August 15, 1974 / Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938su
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [2 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: [Letter to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: [Letter to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform] / Delmar L. Watson.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938T
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938cr 1974
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [116 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the 63rd Leg. Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 63rd Leg. Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Citizen's Advisory Committee on Prison Reform
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938cr
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [205 pages]
Committee: Joint State Penitentiaries and the Farm System, Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Committee report on investigation of penitentiaries.
Subjects: Inmate health | Inmate sexual assaults | Prison farms | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 50th Leg. R.S. 3343 (1947)
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 303 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the operation of state penitentiaries and the prison farm system. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Prison System and Management
Title: Transcript of proceedings held before legislative committee investigating the Texas state prison system, November 3-5, 1943
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN8 48T
Session: 48th R.S. (1943)
Online version: View document [166 pages  File size: 9 kb]
Committee: House Penitentiaries
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Penitentiaries
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 45th Leg., R.S. 2381 (1937)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 158 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit and inspect the main Prison at Huntsville, Texas, and the various Prison units in order to make recommendations. *
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: House Penitentiaries
Title: Visit Penitentiary System
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., R.S., 1031 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 237 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the penitentiary farms in South Texas and also walls at Huntsville and nearby farms. *
Committee:   Prison Centralization Commission
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Texas Prison Centralization Commission
Subjects: Prison construction | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: P3100.8 R299 1929
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 3,560 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate existing Texas prison system, survey available state lands and other available lands for location of a centralized system. *
Supporting documents
Committee:   Prison Centralization Commission
Title: Report - Governor
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation of the Governor
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 4th C.S. 1 (1930)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 161 kb]
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Penitentiary Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison reform | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 870 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 458 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the conduct of the State penitentiary affairs, including treatment or mistreatment of the convicts. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Penitentiary Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison reform | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 874 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 277 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the conduct of the State penitentiary affairs, including treatment or mistreatment of the convicts. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Transcript, testimony, and exhibits, February 4-20, 1925; Stenographic reports of Penitentiary Investigating Committee, Supplements to Senate Journal, February 27, March 7, 10, and 19, 1925
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.39 P378P
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View document [396 pages  File size: 201,626 kb]
Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Certain State Departments.
Subjects: Board of Control, Texas | Business taxes | Courts | Education, Texas State Board of | Executive clemency | Ferguson, James E. | Ferguson, Miriam A. 'Ma' | Government ethics | Governors | Gubernatorial pardons | Highway construction | Highway Department, Texas State | Motor fuels taxes | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prisons | Railroad Commission of Texas | State purchasing | Tax administration | Textbooks | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 132 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,593 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigation into the administration of highway affairs by the State Highway Commission; to investigate the manner in which contracts have been let by said commission, and generally to investigate all and every act of said commission since said date.
2. Investigation into the State Treasurer's Department and the Railroad Commission with the view of determining if the State is receiving the full amount due by the oil companies as taxes on gross production of oil, as provided by law.
3. To investigate the granting of pardons, paroles, reprieves and commutation of sentence, and the facts and circumstances connected with the granting of such acts of clemency.
4. To investigate the letting of contracts for the purpose of text-books and the facts surrounding the letting of such contracts.
5. To investigate into the administration of public affairs by such other departments of the State government, as in the judgment of said committee may be necessary, and for the promotion of the public good.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Transcript, Proceedings of committee appointed by the Thirty-ninth Legislature to investigate certain state departments, October 18, 1926-January 3, 1927, supplement to House Journal for ninth day, January 21, 1927
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.39 IN8
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View document [886 pages  File size: 692,723 kb]
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Relocating and Investigating Committee, Joint
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Relocating and Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., R.S. 1099 (1923)
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 741 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To visit and inspect the proposed site or sites for the relocation of the penitentiary systems and to make regular visitation of the prison that is required by the Legislature. *
2. To make proper and necessary inquiry into the affairs of the penitentiary system. *
3. To report back their findings at the earliest possible moment to the Thirty-eighth Legislature. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Relocating and Investigating Committee, Joint
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Relocating and Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., R.S. 1102 (1923)
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 734 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To visit and inspect the proposed site or sites for the relocation of the penitentiary systems and to make regular visitation of the prison that is required by the Legislature. *
2. To make proper and necessary inquiry into the affairs of the penitentiary system. *
3. To report back their findings at the earliest possible moment to the Thirty-eighth Legislature. *
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)
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Committee: House Penitentiaries, Subcommittee to Visit
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Inspect Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., R.S. 604 (1919)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the penitentiaries and various state farms and determine the conditions there. *
Committee: House Penitentiaries, Subcommittee to Visit
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Inspect Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., R.S., 659 (1919)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 143 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the penitentiaries and various state farms and determine the conditions there. *
Committee: Joint Central Investigating Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Attorney General of Texas | Bachelor's degrees | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Courts | Education Agency, Texas | General Land Office | Higher education | Highway Department, Texas State | Investment of public funds | Juvenile detention facilities | Legislative staff | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Office of the Governor | Prairie View A&M University | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Quarantines | Rabies | Railroad Commission of Texas | Sam Houston State University | Secretary of State, Texas | Southwest Texas State University | State agencies | State agency budgets | State land | State purchasing | Tarleton State University | Tax administration | Teacher training | Texas A&M University | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Texas Woman's University | Treasury Department, Texas State | University of North Texas at Denton | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas at El Paso | University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | West Texas A&M University |
Library Call Number: L1836.35 In8r / H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 228 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To make a through investigation into the affairs of all departments of the state and every state institution. *
Committee: House Penitentiary Claims Auditing
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Penitentiary Claims Auditing Committee
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 1002 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That there is hereby created a committee of five members, to be appointed by the Speaker, to be know as the Penitentiary Claims Auditing Committee. It shall be the duty of said committee to examine into the nature, history, and amount of all claims against the penitentiary system which may be laid before it, and to report to the House on each claim not later the February 10, 1917. The report of said committee shall be advisory only, and shall contain a brief statement of the nature, history, and amount of each claim, together with a recommendation that it be paid either in whole or in part, or that it be not paid, stating the reasons for each recommendation. The committee shall hold, and through the press give notice of, public hearings in the city of Austin; the committee, if they deem necessary, may visit other places to gather data and information; the members may be excused by the Speaker from other committee duties. The chairman or acting chairman shall have the power to issue process and compel attendance of witnesses and to administer oaths. The witness may be paid their actual mileage and $1 per diem out of the contingency expense fund
Committee: Senate Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Senate committee investigating the affairs of the Prison System of Texas under simple resolutions nos. 39 and 41 of the Senate, First called session of the Thirty-fourth Legislature.
Subjects: Good-conduct time | Gubernatorial pardons | Huntsville State Prison | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison population | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.34 P938
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [23 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate business, financial, and commercial transactions of the Penitentiary system from January 1, 1913 to date.
Committee: House Penitentiaries
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 33rd Leg., R.S. 1001 (1913)
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,904 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the state penal institutions and investigate their conditions, management and operations. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary System, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report and findings of Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Subjects: Convict lease system | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: L1836.33 P378
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [432 pages  File size: 29,390 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the financial record and financial transactions, and the general business conduct of the penitentiary system as far back as said committee, in its discretion, may deem advisable.
2. Make a report to the Governor, recommending such changes or reforms in the financial conduct of the penitentiary system as they may deem advisable, and shall report, in full, to the Governor all valuable pertinent information which they may be able to obtain with reference to the financial conduct of said penitentiary system.
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Penitentiaries and State Farms
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit the State Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 32nd Leg., R.S. 538 (1911)
Session: 32nd R.S. (1911)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 456 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the physical condition of the State's penal institutions, State farms, contract farms and share farms.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part I: Final Report; Proceedings; and Audit, Examination and Methods Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [157 pages  File size: 7,691 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part II: Stenographer's Report of Evidence
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part III: Subcommittee and Full Committee Reports; Index
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [352 pages  File size: 21,182 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Penitentiary at Huntsville and Sam Houston Normal School
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Prisons | Sam Houston State University |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 30th Leg., R.S. 573 (1907)
Session: 30th R.S. (1907)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 112 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the institutions and examine into their present condition and their needs for the next two fiscal years.
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Penitentiary at Rusk and North Texas Lunatic Aslyum at Terrell
Title: Report on the State Penitentiary at Rusk, Texas
Library Catalog Title: Report of visiting committee
Subjects: Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary | Terrell State Hospital |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 30th Leg., R.S. 573 (1907)
Session: 30th R.S. (1907)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 109 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the institutions and examine into their present condition and their needs for the next two fiscal years.
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Penitentiary at Rusk and North Texas Lunatic Aslyum at Terrell
Title: Report on the North Texas Hospital for the Insane
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit North Texas Hospital for the Insane.
Subjects: Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary | Terrell State Hospital |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 30th Leg., R.S. 643 (1907)
Session: 30th R.S. (1907)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 117 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the institutions and examine into their present condition and their needs for the next two fiscal years.
Committee: House Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Penitentiaries
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 30th Leg., R.S. 1355 (1907)
Session: 30th R.S. (1907)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State penitentiaries at Huntsville and at Rusk, all farms, State or otherwise, where State convicts are held and worked, the State reformatory at Gatesville, and the camp or detention farm for female convicts near Huntsville, Texas; the duty of said sub-committee shall be to diligently inquire into the methods of handling and treatment of convicts in all such institutions, the condition of State properties in connection therewith and all such other matters pertaining to same as may be deemed proper, and make report to this House with their recommendations upon informaiton obtained.
Committee: House State Penitentiaries
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee to Visit and Inspect the State Penitentiaries.
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 29th Leg., R.S. 1349 (1905)
Session: 29th R.S. (1905)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 122 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit and inspect penitentiaries, farms and camps, and report to the House the result of such inspection and investigation, with such recommendations as the committee may wish to make.
Committee: House Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Rusk Penitentiary
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Subcommittee to Visit the State Penitentiary at Rusk and Inspect the Iron Industry.
Subjects: Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 28th Leg., R.S. 399 (1903)
Session: 28th R.S. (1903)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 164 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To visit, inspect and investigate the iron industry in the Rusk Penitentiary to determine whether it should be improved and enlarged or discontinued.
Committee: House State Penitentiaries
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee appointed to visit and inspect the state penitentiaries.
Subjects: Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 27th Leg., R.S. 673 (1901)
Session: 27th R.S. (1901)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 129 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the state penitentiaries, diligently examine and inquire into their conditions and needs, and report to the House; may also make recommendations.
Committee: Senate Penitentiaries
Title: State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 26th Leg., R.S. (801)
Session: 26th R.S. (1899)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 368 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the state penitentiaries at Rusk and Huntsville, the State Reformatory, the State Farms, and as many private farms at which State convicts are employed, as said committee may deem necessary and make a report.
Committee: House Penitentiaries and Convict Farms, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Mentally ill inmates | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., R.S. 741 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 209 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State Penitentiaries and convict farms and make a report. *
Committee: Senate Penitentiaries, Correction and Reformatory
Title: Reformatory
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., R.S. 566 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 267 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Penitentiaries and the House of Correction and Reformatory and report the condition of the institutions with reference to the necessities for appropriation from the Legislature.
Committee: Senate Penitentiaries, Correction and Reformatory
Title: Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., R.S. 581 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 144 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Penitentiaries and the House of Correction and Reformatory and report the condition of the institutions with reference to the necessities for appropriation from the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries
Title: State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 313 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 493 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine carefully and thoroughly into the condition and management of the institution, and to make a report of the same to the Legislature with suggestions for the benefit of the institution as the committee may deem necessary.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries
Title: State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 22nd Leg., R.S. 577 (1891)
Session: 22nd R.S. (1891)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 344 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit and examine the condition, management, and operation of the State penitentiaries at Huntsville and Rusk. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries
Title: State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 21st Leg., R.S. 498 (1889)
Session: 21st R.S. (1889)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit and examine carefully the condition, management and operation of the penitentiaries, the State farm in Fort Bend county and the different plantations on which convicts are employed, and, as far as practicable, the camps of those in the employ of railroads.
Committee: Joint State Penitentiaries
Title: Visit to the State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Visiting Committee.
Subjects: Prison farms | Prisons |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 20th R.S. (1887)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,930 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit and examine carefully the condition, management and operations of the penitentiaries, and make a report thereof to the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries
Title: Majority and Minority Reports
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Convict lease system | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 19th R.S. (1885)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 1,542 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To visit and examine carefully the condition, management and operations of the State penitentiaries, and make report therof to the Legislature, together with such suggestions and recommendations as they may deem fit and proper.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on
Title: Visit to the Penitentiaries at Huntsville and at Rusk
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 18th R.S. (1883)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 547 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State penitentiaries at Huntsville and at Rusk, and to examine carefully and throughly into the character, condition, and management and capacity of each said institutions, and make a report of their action. It shall also be the duty of said committee to inquire into and investigate all cases of alleged harsh or cruel treatment of convicts whether within the walls of the penitentiaries, or in convict camps, or elsewhere.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on
Title: Huntsville and Rusk
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prison security | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J of Tex., 17th Leg., R.S. 132 (1881)
Session: 17th R.S. (1881)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 8,586 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State penitentiaries at Huntsville and at Rusk and examine carefully and thouroughly into the character, condition, management and capacity of each of said institutions. Inquire into and investigate all cases of alleged harsh or cruel treatment of convicts.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on
Title: State Penitentiaries
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Convict lease system | Prison escapes | Prison security | Prisons |
Library Call Number:
Session: 16th R.S. (1879)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 933 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the state penitentiary at Huntsville, and carefully examine into the condition and management of the same, and to visit the penitentiary at Rusk and carefuly examine into the character and capacity of the buildings just completed at that place and make recommendations touching both of said penitentiaries as they may deem expedient.
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)
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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. *
Committee: House Penitentiary
Title: Accounts of the Penitentiary
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 14th R.S. (1874)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 647 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Resolved, that a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker, to proceed to the Penitentiary for the purpose of investigating its conditions and affairs and accounts, and also the conditions and proper treatment and comfort of the convicts. Also, to inquire into the accounts of the inspectors of the Penitentiary since the day it was leased out; to ascertain what sum or sums of money have been appropriated to said Penitentiary by the Legislature since its lease; into whose hands said appropriations have come; what disposition has been made of the same; and whether or not proper vouchers have been filed, showing how said appropriations have been disposed of. And to inquire further what sum or sums of money, if any, belonging to the convicts has or have come into the hands of any or either of said inspectors or any other person or persons, and also the name or names of said convicts; and what disposition has been made of said convicts' money, and whether such convicts be dead of living; the number and name of convicts who have been discharged or released or escaped, and upon what grounds discharged or released; the number and names of the convicts who have died and who have been killed, in attempting to make escape or otherwise; and report by resolution or otherwise.
Committee: House State Penitentiary, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J of Tex., 13th Leg., R.S. 712 (1873)
Session: 13th R.S. (1873)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 420 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the State penitentiary for the purpose of inspecting and ascertaining the necessity for the establishment of one or more branch penitentiaries, and report to this House the result of their investigations, by bill or otherwise.
Committee: House Huntsville Penitentiary, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Correctional officers | Fiscal management | Huntsville State Prison | Inmate rehabilitation | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 593 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To proceed at once to Huntsville and fully examine into the financial operations, and all other matters pertaining to said institution, ... and that said committee are instructed to report changes necessary to remedy existing evils.
Committee: Senate Penitentiary
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S. 48 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 1 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit State Penitentiary during interim to ascertain condition of institution. *
Committee: House Penitentiary
Title: Majority report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., Adj., 482 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review proposals for the location of two new penitentiaries in the state. *
Committee: House Penitentiary
Title: Minority report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., Adj., 482 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review proposals for the location of two new penitentiaries in the state. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary, Select
Title: Accounts and Financial Condition of the Penitentiary
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Prisons |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 414 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 112 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the accounts of the Penitentiary. *

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