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The House Committee on Corrections

84th Legislature

February 10, 2016

9:00 a.m.



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