COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  1:30 PM, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 

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



The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will meet to hear continued invited and public testimony on interim charge 2; evaluate the current guidelines and practices in county and municipal jails relating to the health, welfare, and safety of those in custody. Review law enforcement and correctional officer training, with emphasis on mental health and de-escalation. Study the effectiveness of existing oversight mechanisms to enforce jail standards; making recommendations for policies and procedures if needed. Examine the current mental health and substance use treatment services and medical resources offered in county, municipal, and state correctional facilities.