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Q&A: State Rep. Joe Moody on criminal justice and the Legislature

To close out This is Our Texas' month-long discussion about criminal justice, we did a Q&A with the Democratic chair of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

Chairman of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Joe Moody, D-El Paso, listens to testimony on March 13, 2017.

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Is there a budget for programs to get Texas prison inmates educated, trained for jobs, mental health treatment and counseling? If so, does it apply equally to women's prisons as well as men's?

What are the big issues facing legislators this year? What is your goal on reform?

How likely is any sort of bail reform? How much is it under state control?

Will you be introducing your civil penalty bill again?

What impact would the legalization of marijuana have on the projected prison population?

Do you foresee any legislation related to the death penalty in terms of what drugs and/or methods are used?

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