Posted on · More women are finding themselves in Texas prisons and jails, and one criminal justice reform group is urging lawmakers and local officials to enact policies to stop that trend
Posted on · Relatives of inmates have reported that more than 30 Texas prisons lacked adequate heating during the state's recent cold snap. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Wednesday that all prison units were “operating with adequate heating.”
Posted on · About 70 percent of inmates never graduated from high school, but now they’re getting a second chance behind bars
Posted on · This comes after a lawsuit against the state, for unsafe conditions for inmates without air conditioning.
Posted on · A recent report from the U.S. Department of Education says over the past three decades, state and local spending on prisons and jails has risen more than three times faster than spending on elementary and secondary education. The disparities are far greater in Texas, where prison spending grew at nearly eight times the rate of […]
Posted on · Under a new policy change, transgender inmates in state prisons will be able to receive hormone therapy while behind bars. It’s a move that advocates are calling a positive step, but far from ideal
Posted on · Earlier this month, allegations of sexual abuse surfaced at a South Texas detention center for mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. The Karnes City facility is run by a private, for-profit operator based in Florida, which strongly denies the allegations. The claims come four months after the ACLU issued a report […]
Posted on · The University of Texas Law School in Austin released a report that shows the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is violating prisoners human and constitutional rights by exposing them to high temperatures.
Posted on · Governor Perry says recommended federal prison standards won't work in Texas