Friday, November 28th, 2014

Promises about Criminal Justice on Perry-O-Meter

Create criminal penalties for employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers

Impose "criminal penalties on employers who knowingly violate employment laws by hiring workers who are in Texas illegally."

Pass law permitting prosecutors to seek life without parole for certain repeat sex offenders

Will work with lawmakers to "pass legislation allowing prosecutors to seek life without parole for repeat offenders convicted of sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault."

Require active monitoring of high-risk sex offenders for three years on release from prison

"The governor also is proposing legislation requiring the active monitoring of high-risk sex offenders using tracking technology as part of the sex offender's sentence, and requiring all high-risk registered sex offenders who have served their entire prison sentence be actively monitored for three years upon release from prison."

Create teams to arrest sex offenders who have violated parole

"The OAG, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and local law enforcement will work together to create Sex Offender Parole Violation Apprehension Teams, which will arrest high-risk sex offenders who have violated parole. These teams will coordinate with local law enforcement to conduct additional registration compliance checks on predatory, high-risk sex offenders."