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We Can’t Stop Beating the Drum on “Raise the Age”

On July 16th, I traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to attend the National Juvenile Justice Network’s annual conference. After checking into my hotel, I headed to the downtown Durham County Detention Center, where I joined... Read more >

Friday Night Lights

In true Texas fashion, some coworkers and I spent Friday night beneath the bright lights of a high school football stadium. Giddings State School—one of five state-run secure detention facilities for kids in Texas—faced off... Read more >

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A Failure in the Fourth Degree: Reforming the State Jail Felony System in Texas

TCJC presents part two of a four-part report series, One Size FAILS All, which explores the failures of Texas’ criminal justice system to adequately address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations.

This report demonstrates through data and personal interviews with 140 incarcerated individuals the defective nature of Texas’ state jail system, and it puts forth actionable policy recommendations for consideration by the 2019 Texas Legislature.