|This notice from the Texas Criminal Justice Coaltion (TCJC) arrived in my Inbox this morning:|
New TCJC Report Provides Solutions to Address Jail Overcrowding in TexasAn introductory letter from Adan Munoz of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards which declares the report is:
certainly one of the most useful tools for criminal justice planners and should be required reading for each stakeholder within the criminal justice community.Brandi Grissom of the Texas Tribune was Johnny-on-the-spot with initial coverage of this detailed, 116 page report.
I read and provided comments over the summer on an earlier draft of this document (and appreciate TCJC's thanks expressed in the acknowledgments), and will likely have more to say about the report after I've had a chance to read the final version. In the meantime, local officials owe a debt of gratitude to our friends at TCJC for highlighting solutions besides new jail construction to this intractable, budget-busting problem for county government.