Memo from Johnny McCollum to David A. Dean, regarding funding for halfway houses under proposed bill amendments, December 15, 1980
Memo from Clemency Directory Johnny McCollum to General Counsel David A. Dean, forwarded to Paul Wrotenbury, regarding funding for halfway houses under proposed bill amendments, December 15, 1980. The memo responds to the Estelle v. Ruiz ruling by Judge William Wayne Justice requiring reduction of prison populations.
McCollum, Johnny R.
Dean, David A. (David Allen), 1948- Wrotenbery, Paul T.
Justice, William Wayne, 1920-2009
Prisons--Overcrowding--Law and legislationHalfway HousesPrisons administration
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
General Counsel | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Ruiz v EstelleCriminal Justice Reform
Clements Texas Papers
Piel go Le Office of the Governor Austin, Texas 78711 Phone (512) 475-3901 ______________MEMO________________________ IV) Pvi Wr\hililm'‘A-a- \ kmAA.— 0,y44ilkut..„ tok.1 TO: David A. Dean FROM: Johnny R. McCollum trL_ti.041.4.41a. DATE: 1144— oki RE: 6414-0"4.406N.-- December 15, 1980 Funding For Halfway Houses Und Proposed Parole Bill Amendments #141'4 Because of the recent opinion issued by William Wayne Justice in which it appears significant reductions in the Texas Department of Corrections population will be ordered, the amount of money appropriated for halfway houses should be increased. Under present grants from the Criminal Justice Division, the Board of Pardons and Paroles funding for halfway houses is $666,667. The Legis- lative Budget Board has proposed $639,302 for each year of the 1982-1983 bienium, exclusive of administrative costs. The Governor's Budget and Planning Office is recommending 1937581 for 1982 and $1A111,129 for 1983, including administrative coiTT--Inney available ei actuarfunding of halfway house programs will be virtually the same under both appro- priation schemes. In light of the fact that thousands of inmates may be released under Judge Justice's order, it is imperative that appropriations for operating a statewide system of halfway houses be significantly increased. _JOINNY McCOLLUM_ Clemency Director