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4 Document(s) [ Subject: Expunged criminal records ]

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
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Capital punishment | Community service (Punishment) | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Inmate rehabilitation | Kidnapping | Mentally disabled inmates | Mexico | Prison population | Probation | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 8,993 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review criminal procedure issues concerning the detention and arrest of Mexican citizens in Texas and Texas residents in Mexico. Include issues surrounding the abduction of children into Mexico.
2. Examine the criminal procedure statutes in relation to the issue of record expungement for people who have had criminal charges filed against them and the charges were later dismissed.
3. Review the actions other states have taken in regard to execution of persons who are mentally retarded. Consider the effects on all aspects of the criminal justice system of laws that prevent or severely restrict executions.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Criminal records
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge three.
Subjects: Criminal records | Expunged criminal records |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 3
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 1,635 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review current statutes pertaining to the expunction of criminal records to determine if criminal records should be maintained with separate access by persons or entities that are not considered law enforcement from those persons or entities that are considered law enforcement. The Committee shall also ensure that personal privacy rights are adequately protected with respect to information maintained by the Department of Public Safety, other state agencies that maintain criminal records for public access, and local law enforcement. The Committee shall also consider other issues and procedures related to expunction.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Capital punishment | Criminal records | Expunged criminal records | Indigent criminal defense | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 c868
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,215 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the provisions in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure whereby indigent defendants are provided with counsel appointed by the Court. Special emphasis shall be placed on the determination of the relative effectiveness of appointed counsel versus retained counsel and the fees paid to appointed attorneys throughout the state as prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. A study of the statutes in Texas which provide the death penalty for crimes with singular emphasis on any recommendations for changes which may be necessary to avoid successful constitutional challenges to the Texas penalty.
3. A study of the probationary systems and services in the State with particular emphasis on the variations thereof and recommendations as to the extent and desirability of statewide uniformity.
4. A study of the methodology by which criminal records are compiled, kept, disseminated and expunged by the various law enforcement agencies of the State and local government.
5. Study the administration and operations of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles with recommendations as to necessary changes, if any, therein.

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