COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Whitmire 



The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will meet to hear invited and public testimony on interim charge 2:


Study the operations of the Texas prison system with respect to the medical and mental health care treatment. Study potential cost savings associated with identifying offenders with dual diagnoses and routing these individuals into appropriate services before, during, and after involvement with the criminal justice system. Study the way in which geriatric parole cases are currently evaluated and identify opportunities for reducing costs associated with the geriatric inmate population without compromising public safety.