Tex. Gov't Code Section 498.002
Classification and Reclassification

The department shall classify each inmate as soon as practicable on the inmate’s arrival at the institutional division and, subject to the requirements of Section 498.005 (Annual Review of Classification; Retroactive Award of Good Time), shall reclassify the inmate as circumstances warrant. Each inmate must be classified according to the inmate’s conduct, obedience, and industry. The department shall maintain a record on each inmate showing each classification and reclassification of the inmate with the date and reason for each classification or reclassification. The department may classify each inmate on the inmate’s arrival at the institutional division in a time-earning category that does not allow the inmate to earn more than 30 days’ good conduct time for each 30 days actually served.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 212, Sec. 2.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 497.002 and amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 11.03, eff. Aug. 29, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 249, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 1.047, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 126 (H.B. 719), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 498.002 — Classification and Reclassification, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­498.­htm#498.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 498.002’s source at texas​.gov