Over at Grits for Breakfast, there is a post about community based solutions to the problems created by sex offender reentry:
The committee report evaluates research on what sex offender treatment works, and suggests the likely-to-be controversial reform of de-funding in-prison sex offender treatment to pay for boosted "community based" or outpatient treatment. "At this time, it appears prudent to reduce or eliminate sex offender treatment in the prison setting and bolster resources for sex offender treatment in the community."
The report continued, "Instead of providing sex offender treatment to prison inmates, a more effective approach would be to conduct assessments on sex offender inmates for the purpose of identifying risk and need." The committee recommended "decreases in supervision for ... low-risk offenders," with an "increase in current [supervision] standards" for high risk offenders. They also hope to create post-release plans for each inmate sex offender to facilitate supervision, treatment and reintegration.
The whole post is very helpful on what is being discussed in Texas. The Texas House Corrections Committee report referred to in the post is available here.