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Title: Texas Department of Criminal Justice Annual Report, 1993
Corporate Author: Texas Dept of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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United States of America

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Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the 1993 organization and activities of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which operates the prisons, jails, parole, and probation systems of Texas.
Abstract: The Department's four divisions operate under the policy and management direction of one board and one executive director; oversight comes from the nine-member Texas Board of Criminal Justice and the 10-member Legislative Criminal Justice Board. The State is involved in the largest prison construction program in the United States, going from the current 68,000 prison beds to 130,000 by the end of 1995. Currently, more than 500,000 Texans are in prison, on parole, or one probation for serious crimes. This amounts to one of every 34 Texans and one of every 18 males. Prisons need programs focusing on literacy, education, vocational training, drug treatment, and life skills to prevent recidivism. In addition, 96 percent of all inmates in the United States will be released within 4 years, making it crucial to rehabilitate offenders to ensure community safety and reduce recidivism. Tables and descriptions of individual institutions
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): State correctional facilities; Texas
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