Letter from Mark White to William P. Clements, Jr., May 21, 1982
Letter from Mark White to William P. Clements, Jr., May 21, 1982. The letter is regarding prison overcrowding.
White, Mark, 1940-
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
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
Clements Texas Papers
Mark While At tOltrit.Y GENERAL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711 May 21, 1982 Honorable William P. Clements, Jr. Governor of Texas State Capitol Austin, TX 78711 Dear Governor Clements: I notice in recent news reports that you intend to go to President Reagan and Attorney General Smith about the prison situation in Texas. I would once again urge you to request in your communications with these gentlemen that the United States reconsider its position which calls for one prisoner per cell. If the United States is successful in achieving this result, the overcrowding conditions in our prisons will obviously be substantially compounded. I am confident that the State will prevail on this point in the courts; however, a great savings in time and effort could be accomplished if the Justice Department would change its position. I hope you will be able to influence the Administration at this late date even though you have been_inl on this point so far. Very truly tours, Mark White MW:bm 4)€ pr •*lit, \\A