Dear Senator Whitmire and Representative Madden:

All in all, I think both you guys are doing a bang-up job overseeing Texas’ criminal justice system. Seems to me that a lot of the folks who should stay separated from law-abiding Texans, either to keep the rest of us safe, or because they’ve been found to be verifiability annoying by a jury of their peers and we don’t want to see their faces on the streets for years, are indeed behind bars. Sure, there are always challenges, including the recent unpleasantness with the Texas Youth Commission, but both of you seem to be on top of things and doing the best you can.

So speaking for myself, thank you.

PS: if it’s not too much trouble, could you just take a look around to make double sure that something like this isn’t happening in any of our prisons? Appreciate it.



3 Responses to Dear Senator Whitmire and Representative Madden:

  1. jolie June 5, 2008 at 7:27 pm #


  2. El Jefe June 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    Hell, TDCJ is so cheap the guards are lucky to have guns.

  3. martha mccue/ stepping out ministries August 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    gotta ask this, I am an after-care facility in Anderson County, and we take guys straight out of prison. #1 they are going to go somewhere, and they have to be in an after care, or a state halfway house, the difference being, here they are monitored, and not allowed to just roam the streets. Another difference is that they have to work, pay their way, and pay all parole fees, and back child support. My big question is for the politicians, why do you make it so hard for the guys to get out, once they have parole? WE offer a place, visit them inside, talk with their counsellors, and only take guys with high recomendations. We want to help men transition back, that are coming out anyway, and this is a good solid start for them. No matter of personal opinions, if you don’t want these guys as your neighbor’s, you better consider helping after care facilities,and take away the hinderences, and help us stay open. A main difference to consider, is that we do not accept state monies, the men pay their own way here, with our support, so they aren’t a burden on the tax payers, and they become tax payers themselves.

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