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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Inmate sexual assaults ]

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: Joint Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report of initial findings and recommendations : a report to the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Inmate sexual assaults | Juvenile justice system | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Y88p
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 698 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigating and recommending changes to the current fiscal management practices at the Texas Youth Commission, the current practice regarding the investigation of and resolution of sexual misconduct complaints or complaints made regarding the conduct of employees or former employees of the Texas Youth Commission, and the actions of the Texas Youth Commission related to the recent allegations regarding gross financial mismanagement at the agency, sexual misconduct by agency employees or former employees, and failure of the agency to properly investigate or resolve either of these issues.
2. Investigating and recommending changes to the current operation and management practices of the Texas Youth Commission, including the feasibility of developing new policies on sexual abuse and assault, developing new policies regarding the reporting of misconduct by agency employees or former employees, developing new policies regarding the investigation of misconduct by agency employees or former employees, implementing vulnerability assessments that identify areas and practices within the Texas Youth Commission that create opportunities for misconduct, and developing programs related to the proper training of agency employees and the retention of employees, specifically addressing the Texas Youth Commission's employee turnover rate.
3. Investigating successful operation and management practices of other similar entities in other jurisdictions.
4. Investigating and recommending any changes to the operation and management of the Texas Youth Commission to ensure that the statutorily stated purpose of the Texas Youth Commission "to provide a program of constructive training aimed at rehabilitation and reestablishment in society of children adjudged delinquent by the courts of this state and committed to the Texas Youth Commission, and to provide active parole supervision for children until officially discharged from custody of the Texas Youth Commission" is carried out.
Committee: Joint State Penitentiaries and the Farm System, Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Committee report on investigation of penitentiaries.
Subjects: Inmate health | Inmate sexual assaults | Prison farms | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 50th Leg. R.S. 3343 (1947)
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 303 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the operation of state penitentiaries and the prison farm system. *

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

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