The House Committee on Corrections
February 10, 2016
Pursuant to a notice posted on January 12, 2016, the House Committee on Corrections met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Murphy, at 9:10 a.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Murphy; White, James; Allen; Krause; and Schubert.
A quorum was present.
(Representative Keough now present.)
The committee considered the following charge: 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.
Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)
(Representative White, James in chair.)
(Representative Murphy in chair.)
At 2:23 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Murphy, Chair
Laurie McAnally, Clerk