2023 Legislation: State Jail Release

HB 1710 (Author: Canales | Sponsor: Hinojosa), Relating to notice provided to a court regarding a defendant confined in a state jail felony facility. Upon a judge’s request, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) must, within 60 days after a defendant is received into the custody of a state jail felony facility, notify that judge when the defendant will have served 75 days in the facility. The notice must be provided by email or other electronic communication. A judge can submit a single request to TDCJ with respect to all applicable defendants sentenced in their court. Effective on 9/1/24 

During the 2023 session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Center for Justice and Equity tracked around 40 youth and adult justice bills that made it to the Governor's desk. You can find links to all of our analyses in our 2023 Bill Analysis Guide.