State Sen. John Whitmire, left, shown with Sen. Juan “Chuy“ Hinojosa, chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and fought adoption of the civil confinement process in 1999.
State Sen. John Whitmire, left, shown with Sen. Juan “Chuy“ Hinojosa, chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and fought adoption of the civil confinement process in 1999. Louis DeLuca AP
State Sen. John Whitmire, left, shown with Sen. Juan “Chuy“ Hinojosa, chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and fought adoption of the civil confinement process in 1999. Louis DeLuca AP