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Ken Armbrister, Chair
John Whitmire, Vice Chair
|1. Review available rehabilitation programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for non-violent, drug-dependent offenders to determine their effectiveness, and recommend for further use any suitable community-based programs that safely reduce recidivism among such offenders.|
|2. Study the impact that the revocation of technical violators of community supervision has upon the state's prison population, and make recommendations for reducing the revocation rate among such offenders without unduly interfering with local judges' discretion.|
|3. Monitor the implementation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's revised inmate classification system; monitor TDCJ employee recruitment and retention efforts; review the good conduct time credit system used by TDCJ; and recommend changes, if any, needed in these areas.|
|4. Review the management and oversight of private prison facilities and recommend changes, if any, to the current system.|
|5. Monitor efforts to increase the availability and effectiveness of state and local mental health services for adult and juvenile offenders, and recommend improvements where applicable.|
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