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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 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 Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Capital murder trials | Child abuse | Correctional officers | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Deferred adjudication | Drug trafficking | Homicide | Juvenile justice system | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Methamphetamine | Occupational licenses | Ombudsmen | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Police officers | Prison population | Prison security | Prisoner re-entry | Privately-operated prisons | Pseudoephedrine | Recidivism | Searches and seizures | Sex offenders | Substance abuse | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Theft | Youth Commission, Texas | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 C868
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [113 pages  File size: 13,967 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine how private prisons are complying with state laws and how cost, safety, living conditions and rehabilitative services at private prisons compare with state-run facilities. Include an assessment of the staff turnover rates and compensation of private contractors when compared with state-operated facilities, and of the contract bidding processes used by the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 103, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and the continuing reforms to the Texas Youth Commission and the juvenile criminal justice system. Identify barriers to effective implementation and provide recommendations to ensure that the goals of this legislation are achieved. Provide recommendations relating to best practices and identify needed additional treatment programs for juvenile sex offenders.
3. Study the impact of laws designed to reduce illegal drug use and make recommendations for reducing access to illegal drugs and for developing best practices for preventative programs, focusing on drugs targeted for the younger population, such as cheese heroin. Assess the impact of limiting access to pseudoephedrine, including the impact restrictions have had on illegal manufacturers' methods for producing methamphetamine.
4. Monitor the implementation of the new and expanded programs provided to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) within the Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009 budget, and identify their impact on the criminal justice populations. Study security issues within TDCJ, including staffing issues, use of lock down procedures, the control and containment of infectious diseases and the introduction and control of contraband within the institutions. Review the use of career ladders for employees of TDCJ and issues surrounding the retention of professional corrections staff. Study the issues of independent oversight of TDCJ, including the use and effectiveness of the TDCJ ombudsman system. Provide recommendations for the reduction or elimination of barriers to an effective corrections system.
5. Study and make recommendations for reducing the number of law enforcement officer deaths in the line of duty. This study should include:
  • an assessment of the types of calls and assignments that put law enforcement officers most at risk;
  • the geographic regions of the state that suffer the most deaths;
  • the agencies experiencing the highest rate of deaths in the line of duty;
  • the time in an officer's career, and the officer's age that he or she is most susceptible to death in the line of duty; and
  • the times of year, month, and day that are most dangerous.
6. Study the issue of criminal asset seizure and the use of seized and forfeiture funds by district attorneys and law enforcement agencies. Review the oversight of these matters by the Texas Attorney General and provide recommendations to improve the dissemination of information concerning these funds. Ensure that these funds have the appropriate accountability and fiscal controls required for public funds.
7. Study the system of deferred adjudication in Texas courts and make recommendations for resolving any problems and reducing the potential for release of dangerous criminals.
8. Study and recommend best practices for reducing re-victimization of child abuse victims associated with delay in resolution of criminal cases. Recommend options for reducing the time lapse between child victimization and criminal hearings.
9. Review the processes for re-entry of criminal offenders into communities. Identify barriers to the successful return to law-abiding behavior, including the absence of employment opportunities created by restriction on obtaining certain state occupational licenses. Provide recommendations for improvements to our current statutes governing this matter.
10. Study whether Articles 36.09 (relating to trying multiple defendants from the same transaction either separately or jointly) and 36.10 (relating to severing defendants that show prejudice from a joint trial) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure provide sufficient safeguards to ensure fair and reliable trial results in capital cases with multiple defendants. Determine whether the articles provide trial judges with sufficient instruction regarding joinder or severance of defendants and, if not, make recommendations to improve procedures.
11. Study the relationship between the public mental health system and the criminal justice and civil courts systems, including the identification and sharing of information regarding mentally ill offenders, including minors, among criminal justice and mental health agencies, the courts, state hospitals, and the Veterans Administration. Study how current confidentiality laws impact the exchange of information among groups described above. Study the sentencing of mentally ill offenders compared to non-mentally ill offenders, including minors, and the affect that has on statewide prison capacity and on the health care provided to mentally ill offenders. (Joint Charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
12. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Criminal Justice Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on the implementation of SB 909, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Sunset legislation, including provisions relating to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and monitor implementation of the new laws relating to copper theft (SB 1154, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, HB 1766, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1767, 80th Legislature, Regular Session).
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | County jails | Crime prevention | Criminal Justice Advisory Council | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Criminally insane | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Drug rehabilitation programs | Elderly inmates | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders | State employee turnover | Windham School District | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 C817
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [150 pages  File size: 34,034 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.
2. Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.
3. Evaluate the correctional health care systems in other states as they compare to the Texas health care system, with a focus on greater accountability and competition among providers.
4. Assess the programming needs for special populations in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
5. Review the operation and organization of the Windham School District.
6. Study the adequacy of the state accountability system in measuring the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) based on academic performance, behavior modification and percentage of students referred to the juvenile justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Education.)
7. Study the effectiveness of prevention programs, such as after school programs, in reducing the actual indices of crime and the rate of young offenders entering the criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and monitor the Governor's Judicial Advisory Council.
Committee: 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: 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 - 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 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 - Correctional capacity
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge ten.
Subjects: Prison population |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 10
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,201 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor correctional capacity needs of adult and juvenile facilities.
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: 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, 74th Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Managed care | Prison construction | Prison labor | Prison population | Recidivism | State agency mandated reports | State jail system | Telemedicine | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c868
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,429 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
2. Monitor and report on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's implementation of the managed health care system established in SB 378, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Monitor the construction of facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Report to the legislature on construction progress and make recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the construction program.
4. Study the effects of inmate job training on recidivism, as proposed in HB 1602, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
5. Study the use of private industry prison work programs and the assumption of costs by the prison through these programs.
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: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Legislature / Task Force on State and Local Drug Control.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison population | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 d842r
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 4,044 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues of public policy relating to drug control, including the following: (a) the need for state of Texas coordination with new federal initiatives in the War on Drugs; (b) the cost to the state of new federal drug control; (c) new initiatives and methods of drug abuse prevention in public elementary schools and the feasibility and cost of implementing new programs at that level; (d) the large increase of felony offenses by persons referred to juvenile probation programs; and (e) means of more efficient and effective coordination of drug-related law enforcement activities between agencies and levels of government. The task force shall also monitor the progress and effectiveness of pilot programs established by the lieutenant governor's anticrime legislative package.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 96 kb]
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 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: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Legislative options in response to crowding in the Texas prisons / staff report of the Senate Committee on State Affairs.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Prison population | Prison reform | Ruiz lawsuit |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 l521
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 2,440 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study legislative options for responding to crowding in Texas prisons. *
Committee: House Social Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Social Services to the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Corrections, Texas Department of | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Deafness and hearing impairments | Early childhood intervention | Juvenile justice system | Long-term care | Medical screening | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prison population | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Senior citizens | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 so13
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,443 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the delivery of social services to the elderly, the hearing impaired, and to young children. *
2. Oversee the operations of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Commission for the Blind, and the Commission on Alcoholism. *
3. Oversee the operations of the Texas Youth Council. *
4. Review potential responses to increasing prison populations. *
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 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 Penitentiary
Title: Consideration of the penal system and the penitentiary lease
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Convict lease system | Inmate health | Inmates | Prison escapes | Prison labor | Prison population | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 15th Leg., R.S. 182 (1876)
Session: 15th R.S. (1876)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 1,083 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate all matters related to the affairs of the penitentiary Commissioners appointed by the Governor and report as to what may be necessary to enable the State of Texas to resume control of the penitentiary in case of emergency and report on the practicability of adding to the penitentiary in Huntsville. *

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

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