Population, Political, and Judicial Pressures on the Texas Criminal Justice System
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In the early 1970s, the Texas prison population fluctuated between 16,000 and 18,000 inmates. By 1981, it had risen to over 30,000, and by 1990, even with stringent population caps in place, it was just under 50,000 (table 2.1).
KeywordsCriminal Justice System Prison Population Prison System Parole Officer Texas Department
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