Monday, October 30, 2006

ACLU comments on TDCJ sunset proposals

More information, this time from the ACLU of Texas Prison and Jail Accountability Project, responding to Texas' "Sunset review" of the Texas prison system. PJAP Director Nicole Porter has posted this notice on ACLU's website:

Currently, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Board of Pardons and Parole, and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee are under review by the Sunset Commission. (Ed. note: See past Grits coverage here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

The ACLU of Texas has submitted several documents to the Commission for consideration.

1. Comments regarding Sunset Staff Report; and
2. ACLU of Texas Report to the Sunset Commission

I've not read these documents yet, but wanted to get the links out there for those who are interested in reforms needed to keep Texas from spending $2 billion-plus to build and staff three new prisons.

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