Tuesday, November 14, 2006

TDCJ Sunset hearing this morning

If you really want a taste of the problems facing Texas prison system, watch the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission hearing today in Austin at 10 a.m. evaluating the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (among other agencies). You can watch the hearing here once it begins.

For more background, see the Sunset Commission's staff evaluation of TDCJ, and TDCJ's self-evaluation. See past Grits coverage here, here, here, here, here, and here.

UPDATE: For more background see written testimony submmitted by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. Also, the ACLU of Texas submitted comments regarding the Sunset staff report and its own report to the Sunset Commission, plus posted an item on its Liberty Blog.

NUTHER UPDATE: See Grits' full hearing coverage.

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