COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 04, 2012 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Whitmire 



The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will meet to hear invited and

public testimony on the following interim charges:


Interim Charge 5


Study the use of administrative segregation in TDCJ, including issues related to: the frequency and justification of its use; the process and classification system which determines an inmate's placement; the impact on prisoners' mental health and recidivism rates; the process of reviewing placement and inmates' transition into both the general prison population and the general public; options for alternative confinement arrangements; and the potential for the expansion of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) or similar programming in order to improve inmates' transition from solitary confinement to the general public.


Part of Interim Charge 8


Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:


Overall care of female inmates.


Anyone providing written testimony should bring 20 copies to the hearing.





** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **