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NCJ Number: 119865 Find in a Library
Title: Report to the Sunset Advisory Commission
Corporate Author: Texas Cmssn on Jail Standards
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Cmssn on Jail Standards
Austin, TX 78711
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the structure and activities of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) and summarizes its analyses relating to jail overcrowding, inmate classification, and other policy issues.
Abstract: The nine-member commission was established by the State legislature in 1975. It sets forth rules for the establishment and operation of county jails, provides consultation and technical assistance to county officials, and inspects each jail at least once a year to ensure compliance with State law and Commission rules. Policy issues considered have included the use of enforcement action as a response to overcrowding, the need for changes in laws regarding inmate classification, the development of staffing ratios based on jail design, and the establishment of minimum standards for municipal jails. Figures, tables, and background information.
Main Term(s): Overcrowding
Index Term(s): Jail management; Regulations compliance; Texas
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