Category Archives: Texas Legislature
While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.
Although we usually focus on issues involving Texas prison life or Texas parole or, even more often, Texas parole packets, we do keep an eye on anything to do with the Texas prison system. Politico magazine/website carries an article today
While Texas politicians are concerned with keeping Texans behind bars (and reducing any rehabilitative programs as well as food programs in the prison system), the budget woes allowed them a backdoor way to address immigration issues as well. On September
Starting September 1, the health care funding for inmates in the prison system in Texas will be cut by $ 75 million dollars. According to statements by Brad Livingston, executive director of the Department of Criminal Justice, in Business Week,
On Friday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a ruling on limitations he believes are imposed on the Forensic Science Commission’s ability to investigate past cases, even those which result in death sentences. The opinion was issued following a request by
As many of you know, the Texas House Corrections Committee and the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee are the sections of the legislature that plan and suggest changes to the Texas parole system. The budget talks are not getting any
For those of you who are interested, and you should be interested if you have a loved one in prison and/or looking at parole, there is a link in the sidebar on the right to the Texas House Corrections Committee.