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Friday, May 6th, 2011

 

News from the Texas Legislature

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 better and, in addition to plans to cut prison Chaplains, slash rehabilitation programs, and reduce the number of meals prisoners get, a more effective parole system is now being discussed. "Everything is on the table for discussion this year. Everything," said John Whitmire, chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Read More