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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Communicable diseases | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Disease management | Disease preparedness | Disease prevention | Emergency management | Ex-offenders | Hot weather | Hurricane Harvey | Inmate lawsuits | Inmate sexual assaults | Natural disasters | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison Rape Elimination Act | Probation | Recidivism | Social workers | State jail system | Women | Women inmates | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 C817
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [75 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the Texas Department of Criminal Justice response to Hurricane Harvey. Recommend any changes that could improve the operational stability of state criminal justice institutions following a natural disaster and changes that would allow for a more effective response.
2. Examine the use of social workers and peer support specialists in the Texas criminal justice system to assist individuals on probation, on parole, or who have been discharged, in order to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes. Identify best practices and make recommendations for legislative action.
3. Examine the current Texas criminal justice system policies and practices regarding 17- to 25- year-olds, specific to probation, parole, state jail confinement, and discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or county jail. Review any gaps in services that may be causing this population to recidivate. Make recommendations to improve the state's response to the needs of this population in order to lower revocation, re-arrest, and re-incarceration rates.
4. Examine treatment options, services, and programs available to women in institutional settings, on community supervision, on parole, and in community-based programs. Make recommendations for best strategies to address the needs of women in the Texas criminal justice system.
5. Review the Texas state jail system. Examine its original intent, sentencing guidelines, effectiveness, and recidivism rates. Make recommendations for changes in the state jail system. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
6. Study policies and protocols within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Examine when protocols are implemented and their efficacy in protecting the health and safety of inmates and state employees.
7. Review assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels to determine an inmate's risk of recidivism for purposes of granting parole and the use of GPS technology to monitor offenders.
8. Monitor Texas prison system heat-related litigation currently making its way through the courts. Monitor Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance within Texas state and county criminal justice facilities.
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
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 Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Asset forfeiture | Bail | County jails | Family violence | Fees | Indigent criminal defense | Innocence projects | Parole | Probation | Protective orders | Technical parole violations |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C868
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [55 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the feasibility of utilizing GPS monitoring in protective orders as a tool to help reduce family violence; study programs and identify best practices focused on the intervention and prevention of family violence and consider statutory changes needed to further deter the offense of family violence and domestic abuse.
2. Review pretrial service and bonding practices throughout the state. Examine factors considered in bail and pre-trial confinement decisions, including the use of risk assessments; assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different systems in terms of cost to local governments and taxpayers, community safety, pretrial absconding rates and rights of the accused. (Joint charge with the House Committee on County Affairs)
3. Examine the use of asset forfeiture in this state, including data reporting on forfeiture actions and procedures from seizure through forfeiture in both contested and uncontested cases. Make recommendations for improving these systems that balance law enforcement needs, private property rights, and government transparency.
4. Study the constitutional requirements and local practices for the appointment of counsel to indigent defendants and the operation of innocence projects at the state’s six public law schools. Compare different indigent defense plans and the innocence projects across the state and identify best practices for system management, including appointment methods and timing, cost effectiveness, timeliness of case disposition, compensation of counsel, quality of representation, and protection of procedural rights. Consider the effectiveness of each of the programs currently funded and the funding strategy as a whole.
5. 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 Corrections)
6. 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
Subjects: Corsicana Residential Treatment Facility | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile Justice Department, Texas | Juvenile justice system | Mentally ill inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison population | Privatization | Recidivism | School discipline | School district police | School safety | Substance abuse | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C817
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages  File size: 58 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and review the correctional facilities and processes within Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism. Examine the existing programmatic approach per facility in the areas of the vocation, education, visitation, rehabilitation, health and mental health services, parole supervision, and reentry initiatives. Evaluate opportunities for partnerships between facilities and private industries to offer education, job training, and potential employment for offenders during incarceration, parole, and final release.
2. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
3. In the area of Juvenile Justice, analyze and make recommendations on outcome-based financing models that allow the state to partner with private investors and innovative service providers willing to cover the upfront costs and assume performance risk to divert youths into cost-effective programs and interventions, while assuring that taxpayers will not pay for the programs unless the programs demonstrate success in achieving the desired outcomes.
4. Study the impact of SB 393 (83R) and SB 1114 (83R). Assess the impact of school discipline and school-based policing on referrals to the municipal, justice, and juvenile courts, and identify judicial policies or initiatives designed to reduce referrals without having a negative impact on school safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
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 83rd 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 Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Children's mental health | Criminal records | Deferred adjudication | Inmate rehabilitation | Internet | Jail population | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juveniles certified as adults | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prisoner re-entry | Probation | Public information | Recidivism | Restorative justice | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse | Texas Penal Code | Vandalism |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [82 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the classification of 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system of Texas.
2. Study the effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure in spite of the many exceptions to the statute. Study extending the use of expunction of criminal records history and non-disclosures to certain qualified individuals with low-level, non-violent convictions. Examine the statutorily allowed but underused non-disclosure and expunction of criminal records, and the use of deferred adjudication.
3. Study the impact of SB 1289 (83R). Examine the sale of criminal histories that may be erroneous as well as the lasting impact that arrest records have on individuals who are arrested but not charged or convicted. Assess the need for revision of existing statutes and consider designating an agency responsible for regulating entities involved in the industry.
4. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
5. Examine the current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses. Study the costs of enhancing the penalties associated with the offense of graffiti, as well as a study of pretrial diversion programs that exist in other states and are specific to persons convicted of graffiti offenses. Study the existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas.
6. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Study the existing use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas and the benefit of codifying both of these standards.
7. Examine the utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and the effectiveness of the state jail in light of its original purpose.
8. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd 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, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Criminal justice | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 C817
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 2,742 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the effectiveness, efficiency and funding mechanisms of the community supervision and parole supervision systems. Examine accountability for various community supervision programs administered through local community supervision and corrections departments. Study the advisability, methods and costs of creating a progressive-sanctions model for the adult criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with House Appropriations Committee)
2. Study targeted contracting and review strategies and initiatives in the prison system related to oversight, efficiency, effectiveness and potential cost-savings of contracted services by private sector vendors.
3. Study the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, including treatment methods and effectiveness and explore the possibility of licensing of registered sex offender treatment providers.
4. Study the criminal justice mental health initiative in coordination with the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Driver licenses | Driving while intoxicated | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Peace officers | State Prosecuting Attorney, Office of |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 C868h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 349 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study moving the DWI administrative license revocation hearing process from the State Office of Administrative Hearings to the trial court handling the DWI criminal prosecution.
2. Review the criminal laws and procedures relating to the substantive and procedural rights of defendants in proceedings before the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
3. Review Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.13 and Art. 14.03 as they relate to a peace officer's authority to act outside of the peace officer's geographic or territorial jurisdiction.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including considering the ongoing functions of the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Criminal Justice Committee interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Crime Victims' Compensation Fund | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug courts | Identity theft | Law Enforcement, Texas Commission on | Parole | Police departments | Police officers | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Technical parole violations | Underage drinking |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 C868
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [95 pages  File size: 643 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study identity theft and its effects, and the impact of recent legislation addressing the issue (HB 2138, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 473, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 566, 78th Legislature, Regular Session). Make recommendations for enhancing the Texas' ability to implement effective programs to prevent identity theft. Monitor federal legislation regarding identity theft to ensure that state and federal laws are complementary and make recommendations for improvements.
2. Study and identify best practices for probation and community supervision programs including: the Community Justice Assistance Division; local probation management structure; the use of Drug Courts and the courts' impact on recidivism; programs to reduce underage drinking; mental health issues and continuity of care; use of the Community Supervision Tracking System (CSTS) and other data issues related to Criminal Justice information system components; and the implementation of HB 2668, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Make recommendations for legislative changes to achieve best practices.
3. Study the management efficiency and organizational structure of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, including implementation of recent restructuring by the TDCJ Board, and make recommendations on additional improvements, including possible consolidation of agency functions and other cost saving measures.
4. Study the use and effectiveness of current parole guideline policies and make recommendations for changes to improve the policies. Develop innovative options that improve efficiency and enhance safe and effective correctional policy.
5. Study and make recommendations relating to improving the use of specialized police agencies and officers, specifically, the necessity, accountability, qualifications, and jurisdictions of such police agencies.
6. Review the Crime Victims Compensation Fund (Fund), including state and local competition, use in state agency methods of finance, evaluation of grant programs, possible diversion of funds from crime victims as a result of prior legislation, and whether the Fund meets the objectives of its authorizing legislation.
7. Study the number of foreign citizens serving sentences in Texas prisons, including information relating to prison terms, recidivism, and types of offenses. Make recommendations for reducing the costs of providing prison services for this population, including leveraging of federal immigration funds and possible international agreements to pay home countries to transfer the prisoners to their respective countries to serve the remainder of their terms.
8. Study and make recommendations concerning the cost effectiveness and efficiency of private prisons, including private services performed at state-owned prisons.
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: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Charge 2
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 78th Legislature : charge two / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
Subjects: Parole | Prison population |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c868 2
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 654 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact that the revocation of technical violators of community supervision has upon the state's prison population, and make recommendations for reducing the revocation rate among such offenders without unduly interfering with local judges' discretion.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Medically recommended intensive supervision | Parole | Ruiz lawsuit |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c817
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 64 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all aspects of special needs parole, including identification and eligibility criteria, cost-effectiveness, and timeliness and efficiency of the referral process.
2. Assess the effectiveness of previous legislative and administrative initiatives relating to problems associated with parole violators (blue-warrant inmates) in county jails.
3. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including monitoring any developments related to the Ruiz litigation.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix C and appendix D
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix c appendix d
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 5,040 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,045 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix A
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix A
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 21,936 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix B
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix b
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 1,098 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Probation and parole compact
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge seven.
Subjects: Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervison | National Institute of Corrections | Parole | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 7
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [79 pages  File size: 3,450 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the Interstate Probation and Parole Compact proposed through the National Institute of Corrections, which is scheduled for release in December 1999. The Committee shall make a recommendation as to whether Texas should enter into the compact, considering the fiscal impact the compact may have on state, private, and local entities.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child crimes | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Court costs and fees | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Good-conduct time | Indigent criminal defense | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Sex offenders | Sexual assault | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c868h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [186 pages  File size: 7,610 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess the consistency of all statutes that pertain to the age of criminal responsibility.
2. Study the issues relating to the civil commitment of violent offenders after their criminal sentence is served. Review civil commitment laws enacted in other states.
3. Study the cost of legal services for the indigent in the Texas criminal justice system.
4. Assess the effect that state-imposed municipal and county court fees have on a city, municipality, or county's revenue over time, and how it affects the violator's ability to pay.
5. Examine the policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding parole revocations, and to examine the calculation of current time, the forfeiture of good time, and program options for all felony cases, with special attention to substance abuse initiatives.
Committee: Senate Sex Offenders, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Ashley's Laws | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Parole | Sex offenders | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 se91r
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 3,117 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for policy or statutory changes, if needed, that would allow for the civil commitment of sexual predators, both adults and juveniles. The Committee should consider similar laws enacted in Kansas and other states.
2. Evaluate the need for any additional facilities or resources that may be required if sexual predators are committed for treatment in a state agency. The Committee should consider the fiscal impact and possible funding sources for its recommendations.
3. Review current practices and policies of the Department of Criminal Justice, the Youth Commission and Juvenile Probation Commission in the treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders, including the methods of assessment, evaluation, and tracking of all sex offenders while incarcerated and while on parole. If legislative or regulatory action is necessary, make recommendations.
4. Study federal laws regarding sex offenders and victims of sexual offenses to ensure compliance, to determine necessary statutory or policy modifications, and to ensure maximum availability of federal funds for Texas.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Deferred adjudication | Inmate health | Managed care | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison labor | Probation | Telemedicine | Wackenhut Corrections Corporation |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c817
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 3,420 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the prison industries program regarding private sector employment of inmates.
3. Study the continuing implementation of the managed health care system within the prison system. Consider how tele-medicine networks developed for the prison system might benefit local citizens.
4. Review the need for changes in sentencing practices, the revocation of probation and the use of deferred adjudication.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Blood alcohol concentration | Community support services | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Driving while intoxicated | Drug rehabilitation programs | Gun laws | Guns | Handguns - Registration | Inmate rehabilitation | Open container laws | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Recidivism | Right to Carry Act | Sex offenders | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,664 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and determine if there are any needed changes in the Driving While Intoxicated or related statutes, with a review of statutes in other states. This review should include, but not be limited to: the use of sobriety checkpoints; prohibition of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles; changing the blood alcohol threshold; and penalties for DWI offenses, including Intoxication Manslaughter.
2. Review present and future substance abuse treatment programs in community programs, correctional facilities, and parole programs, to determine the number of offenders requiring treatment in all stages of the criminal justice system, the facility and personnel requirements to effectively treat offenders and to provide necessary aftercare by the year 2002, including projections for the next two bienniums.
3. Review the progress of the state jails, including determining; (a) is programming available and effective for all state jail felons and if some are not receiving programming, why not; (b) is there effective programming in both the state operated and locally operated facilities; and (c) are programming efforts including preventing offenders from placing future demands on the criminal justice system.
4. Review alternatives to incarceration that will reduce the need for further prison expansion, while improving public safety in light of the demand for prison space, through the year 2002.
5. Review whether the Legislature should implement funding of the Department of Criminal Justice on performance of their efforts to reduce recidivism, including review of the Task Force on Recidivism.
6. Monitor implementation of SB 60, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, Right to Carry Act, and develop legislation to address administrative problems encountered by the Department of Public Safety and any other problems that may be identified.
7. Review the cost and effectiveness of construction and operations, including programming, of Mode I and Mode II state jails, and any correctional facilities that are operated by private entities for use by the state, to determine which type of facility is the most cost effective to operate and which have the most effective programming and treatment, and to make recommendations to improve future operations, including cost effectiveness.
8. Study and make recommendations for any penal or criminal justice issues that are identified as problems in legislation passed in the 74th Legislative Session, including omissions and unintended consequences of the legislation or related statutes, specifically including review of the criminal offenses created in the Education Code that may or may not conflict with provisions of the Penal Code.
9. Review parole issues regarding sex offenders including available treatment and the statutory requirements as to which county the Parole Board may release an offender, to make recommendations for statutory changes, if any, that may be needed.
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: Senate Criminal Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 73rd Texas Legislature / Senate Interim Committee on Criminal Justice.
Subjects: County jails | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Family violence | Inmate rehabilitation | Medically recommended intensive supervision | Money laundering | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Prison reform | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Ruiz lawsuit | Searches and seizures | Stalking |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868s
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [270 pages  File size: 13,790 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall monitor the construction and location of additional prison beds authorized by HB 93, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
2. The Committee shall study and monitor the use of funds appropriated for the prison and criminal justice system.
3. The Committee shall study and monitor the progress and impact of jail litigation in cooperation with the Attorney General's Office, including but not limited to HB 93, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
4. The Committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Standing Committee on Criminal Justice including legislative mandates, all Performance Audit Review Recommendations, adopted or otherwise, and any agency-initiated changes. The Committee shall determine whether the programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
5. The Committee shall monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on General Investigating, interim report to the 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Bingo | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Parole | State supported living centers | Telemarketers |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 In9
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 5,632 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the status of bingo operations in Texas, and investigate problems in the effective regulation and control of charitable bingo. *
2. Study whether unauthorized telephone solicitations are being made in the name of veterans organizations; review the extent of abuses associated with telephone solicitations in Texas and determine whether legislative action is needed. *
3. Study the role of parole advocates in the parole process. *
4. Review the decision by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to close the Fort Worth State School and the Travis State School. *
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug trafficking | Electronic monitoring of offenders | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison security | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 c868
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 701 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the implementation of electronic monitoring as a sentencing alternative.
2. To study the use, sale and distribution of drugs within the Texas Department of Corrections.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / House of Representatives, General Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Child abuse | Child abuse prevention | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Parole consultants |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 IN8
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 4,035 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a thorough investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Investigate complaints regarding the mishandling of parole supervision fees, the falsification of travel vouchers, and the activities of parole advocates. *
2. To investigate all matters relating to the prevention, detection, investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse in Texas.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | County jails | Criminal justice | Electronic monitoring of offenders | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 c817
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,538 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. To study shock probation and intensive supervision programs involving electronic monitoring.
3. 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.
4. To study areas for establishment of regional correctional facilities.
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Select Committee on Sentencing and Recidivism, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alcoholism | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Crime victims | Criminal justice | Drug rehabilitation programs | Inmate rehabilitation | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Probation | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,059 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive study of state laws and procedures regarding sentencing and probation, the operation of correctional facilities, and parole and other supervised release.
2. Examine how the various state agencies involved in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment are coordinating their efforts with the criminal justice system at the state and local level to reduce recidivism.
3. Monitor implementation of provisions of the sunset renewal acts for the Texas Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Texas Adult Probation Commission
4. Review current laws relating to sentencing and recommend a revised sentencing structure that takes into account prison and jail overcrowding and current and projected rates of recidivism.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report - Outline of revised system
Library Catalog Title: Outline of revised Texas sentencing system.
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59o
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature: report / of the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | At-risk youth | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Prison reform | Probation | Recidivism | Runaway children | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Truancy | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j979cr
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [126 pages  File size: 3,747 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To oversee the expenditure of the $3 million appropriations to the Texas Education Agency earmarked for a program designed to keep trouble students, truants, etc. enrolled in a classroom situation. To follow the guidelines set up by TEA for the participating school districts.
2. To track the prison reform measures and see how they are being implemented, To determine the benefits derived from these measures, both in terms of recidivism and in terms of monetary savings.
3. To study the need/benefits of raising the jurisdictional age of TYC to age 21 from age 18 for certain instances when keeping the child past the age of 18 would be beneficial to child and/or society.
4. To look into alternative programs for youths who have committed status crimes, i.e.. truancy, running away from home, etc. To find alternatives to sentencing in TYC facilities for property offenders, as well as some minor non-property offenders.
5. To devise a policy to keep the Texas Penal Code standardized, so that specific crimes do not have separate forms of sentencing.
6. Study the need to reform the charging instrument in Texas; consider whether the state should be allowed to prosecute crimes other than capital offenses on the basis of an information rather than an indictment issued by a grand jury. *
7. Make recommendations regarding the non-substantive changes to the probation and parole laws currently found in Articles 42.12 and 42.13 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. *
Committee: House Law Enforcement
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Law Enforcement, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Halfway houses | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Probation | Restorative justice | Rural issues |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 l41
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,216 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To have oversight of the pre-parole program.
2. To have oversight of the restitution center program.
3. To monitor activities of the Board of Pardons and Paroles including rate of paroles and rate of releases under mandatory supervision.
4. To study alternatives to the current system with respect to 15 and 16 year old juveniles who commit serious felonies.
5. To study judicial sentencing and advisory sentencing guidelines.
6. To study rural law enforcement problems.
7. To study problems created for area residents in and around halfway houses which receive contractual monies from the budget of the Texas Department of Corrections and recommend.
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 Crime and its Control, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Special House Task Force on Crime and Its Control.
Subjects: Criminal justice | Good-conduct time | Mandatory supervision | Parole | Probation | Searches and seizures |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c868
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,139 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Prepare legislation directed to reducing crime in Texas as follows: 1. Deny probation to any person using a firearm during the commission of a felony offense. 2. Add-on punishment for persons who carry firearms while committing major felony crimes involving violence. 3. Recommending changes necessary to deny bail to persons who while free on bond for a felony offense, are accused of committing other offenses. 4. Permitting the state a limited right to appeal in certain circumstances in criminal cases. 5. Changing the law on confessions to permit a fuller use of oral confessions in Texas. 6. Permitting state use of wiretapping and other electronic tools to combat organized crime in the state.
2. Review the criminal justice system and determine if there are other approaches to solutions for problem areas in the system. *
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Courts | Crime prevention | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Texas Penal Code |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c869
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,186 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the need for revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. Study the effectiveness of the new Texas Penal Code.
3. Study the need for modernization and management changes in the courts of the criminal justice system.
4. Conduct a thorough study of methods to reduce the crime rate in Texas.
5. Conduct a thorough study of the State's parole system. This study should include all aspects and operations of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, including general policies, rules and regulations governing the pardon and parole of prisoners. This study should indicate in its findings suggestions pertinent to efficient and effective ways of carrying out all laws relating to pardons and paroles.
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: Senate Penal Servitude and Parole
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Penal servitude and parole : a report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature.
Subjects: Good-conduct time | Parole |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P371
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [88 pages  File size: 4,532 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a complete study of the laws and practices relating to eligibility for release on parole, including the practice of allowing commutation of time for "good conduct, industry and obedience".
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Penal Servitude and Parole
Title: Transcript, April 30, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P371M 4/30/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [95 pages  File size: 154,650 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report - Board of Pardons and Paroles Investigation
Library Catalog Title: [Report]
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Lobbyists | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50p
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 487 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall continue the inquiries heretofore begun by the committee heretofore authorized and appointed, relative to law violations and the administration of all State laws and any of the matters pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State government, and the expenditures of taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into any other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities in anyway affect the financial or other welfare of the government and the citizens of Texas. Said committee shall make a study of any other governmental activity, and shall have authority to investigate and inquire into any such matters.
2. Investigate criticisms of the actions of the Board or Pardons and Paroles and the Governor of Texas as to the granting of clemency, reprieve and commutation of sentence, and remission of fines and forfeitures. *
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report - Texas Good Roads Association
Library Catalog Title: Report of General Investigation Committee relating to Texas Good Roads Association.
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Lobbyists | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Texas Good Road Association |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 155 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall continue the inquiries heretofore begun by the committee heretofore authorized and appointed, relative to law violations and the administration of all State laws and any of the matters pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State government, and the expenditures of taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into any other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities in anyway affect the financial or other welfare of the government and the citizens of Texas. Said committee shall make a study of any other governmental activity, and shall have authority to investigate and inquire into any such matters.
2. Investigate criticisms of the actions of the Board or Pardons and Paroles and the Governor of Texas as to the granting of clemency, reprieve and commutation of sentence, and remission of fines and forfeitures. *
3. Investigate the activities of the Texas Good Road Association. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Transcript of Proceedings, February 4, 6, 19 and 20, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [59 pages  File size: 55,670 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Transcript of Proceedings, February 26, March 3 and 26, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PT 2
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [297 pages  File size: 97,889 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of Texas Good Roads Association by General Investigating Committee, Transcript of Proceedings, April 10, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50G
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [66 pages  File size: 91,964 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Letter to Lt. Governor Allan Shivers from Senator Grady Hazlewood regarding clemencies recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PO
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 77 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report of the Committee to Investigate Pardon and Parole System, 50th Legislature, Senate General Investigating Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 IN86 50P
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 414 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Texas Good Roads Association, Statement of Receipts for the First Quarter of the Year 1947, Submitted to the Senate General Investigating Committee, 50th Legislature
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GS
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [8 pages  File size: 192 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Letter to Lt. Governor Allan Shivers from members of the Senate Committee on General Investigating regarding investigations concerning the Texas Good Roads Association.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 78 kb]
Committee: Joint Parole Law Revision
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Relating to parole law.
Subjects: Parole |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S. 677 (1919)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 105 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate whether parolees are being commercialized and propose changes to the parole system. *
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.

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

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