Thursday, September 6, 2012

Oh happy day


Why am I not surprised?

Prisoner release system in Texas found unfocused, uncoordinated
By Peggy Fikac - Express-News

AUSTIN — Despite nationally noticed criminal justice reforms, Texas still has a fragmented system for releasing offenders into communities with thousands returning to prison after their release, according to an oversight report.

The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission — composed of state lawmakers and public members who periodically review state agencies — recommended changes Wednesday to better coordinate and focus on programs for offenders' re-entry into society.

The first step toward a plan: Write it down.

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