The Texas House of Representatives and Senate have approved a pilot program that would provide inmates with mental illnesses with additional resources in social, clinical, housing and welfare services in the first weeks after release.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released a policy brief on Sept. 25, 2012, highlighting a number of states reporting significant, reductions in recidivism.
Walker County’s Commissioner’s Court took preliminary steps toward repairing or replacing its jail in mid-February after receiving a feasibility study on its existing facility from Burns Architecture LLC. The county will next organize public forums and invite comments on whether to hold a bond election or issue certificates of obligation.
AUSTIN, Texas — A Danish company that has become a key supplier of an execution drug in the U.S. says it will not withdraw or restrict it, even though it objects to the drug being “misused” for capital punishment.