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Guest Blog: Tarra Simmons is an inspiration to those in need of a second chance

Last November, I flew to Washington state to support Tarra Simmons; a woman who, until then, I’d only known through Facebook and mutual friends. She and I have many things in common, not the least... Read more >

TCJC Launches the “Justice for Women” Campaign

My mother is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Her method of coping with the trauma she experienced was to never stop moving. Literally. When I was growing up, we moved over and... Read more >

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An Unsupported Population: The Treatment of Women in Texas' Criminal Justice System

TCJC presents part two of a two-part report series on women in Texas prisons and jails.

In this report, we explore the unique issues facing women impacted by the criminal justice system, including challenges within Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities, and we make recommendations for programs and policies that treat women with dignity and increase the likelihood that they can successfully rejoin their families and communities.