Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 103.002
Notice to Wrongfully Imprisoned Person


(a)

In this section:

(1)

"Department" means the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

(2)

"Penal institution" has the meaning assigned by Article 62.001, Code of Criminal Procedure.

(3)

"Wrongfully imprisoned person" has the meaning assigned by Section 501.091, Government Code, as added by Chapter 1389 (S.B. 1847), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009.

(b)

The department shall provide to each wrongfully imprisoned person information, both orally and in writing, that includes:

(1)

guidance on how to obtain compensation under this chapter; and

(2)

a list of and contact information for nonprofit advocacy groups, identified by the department, that assist wrongfully imprisoned persons in filing claims for compensation under this chapter.

(c)

The department must provide the information required under Subsection (b):

(1)

at the time of the release of the wrongfully imprisoned person from a penal institution; or

(2)

as soon as practicable after the department has reason to believe that the person is entitled to compensation under Section 103.001(a).
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 698 (H.B. 417), Sec. 3, eff. June 17, 2011.
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