Ware, Travis 1989-02-10

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Travis Ware, Lubbock District Attorney, discusses the crime problem in Lubbock County and potential remedies to the situation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Travis Ware

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 10, 1989

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lubbock crime problem, Texas Prison system, Effect of Legislative inaction, Lubbock crime rate (again), Proposed remedy, Crime Commission, Low tax rate, Weak resources, Law enforcement officers, Trial capacity, Jail space, Cyclical effects, Drugs as a factor in criminal activity, Local burglaries, Fencing stolen property, Cooperation of citizenry, Cooperation between law enforcement agencies.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cost of additional deterrence, Cost of inaction, Local case load, Cases filed, Staff of District Attorney’s office, "Hot checks", Cost of trying capital murder case, Solution to crime problem, Long term, Short term.

Range Dates: 1987-1989

Bulk Dates: 1987-1989

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