2013 Texas Senate Bill 1003
This bill, passed in 2013, requires the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to collect, and make publicly available, data on the number of placements of juveniles in disciplinary seclusion lasting 90 minutes or more.
In addition, the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee is required, subject to the availability of funding, to appoint an independent third party to review Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities regarding their use of administrative segregation for both adults and juveniles. The reviewer must report their findings and recommendations to the governor and legislature. This bill became effective on September 1, 2013.
Keywords: S.B. 1003, SB 1003, correctional departments, juveniles, disciplinary seclusion, disciplinary segregation, punitive segregation, administrative segregation, solitary confinement, oversight, government oversight, data collection, evaluation