In Houston, a lack of transparency and poor communication between immigration and criminal courts has created a civil rights nightmare and a clog in the system.
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Conservative voters are seeing the value in rehabilitation for offenders jailed on non-violent drug charges.
A new survey by the bipartisan Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition shows a majority of Republican primary voters support criminal justice reforms in the state.
Education leaders in Texas' criminal justice system are pushing back on a recent report claiming incarcerated men have more opportunities for self-improvement than incarcerated women.
Texas now incarcerates more women by sheer number than any other state in the country, according to a new report.
Findings by the Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition suggest that Texas Republican Party primary voters are in favor of reforming some of the state's law enforcement policies.
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.
The Lone Star State’s prison education system is incredibly sexist.
Women in Texas prisons are not getting the same educational and job training opportunities as incarcerated men. That's according to a new report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
Men comprise 91 percent of the Texas prison population, but as the number of male inmates has dropped, the female population continues to increase.
"Black holes of inattention" lead to stark gender disparities in the Texas prison system, according to a new report.
Incarcerated women should be treated in a way that acknowledges both their special needs and their dignity, whether by barring shackles when they are pregnant, or by providing them more opportunity to connect with their families and children, says the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC).
Incarcerated women in Texas have access to fewer educational and vocational programs compared to incarcerated men, a new study finds.
Today, TCJC released part two of a two-part report series on women in Texas prisons and jails. An Unsupported Population: The Treatment of Women in Texas’ Criminal Justice System explores the unique issues facing women impacted by the criminal justice system and makes recommendations for programs and policies that treat women with dignity and increase the likelihood that they can successfully rejoin their families and communities.
The 31 marked graves inside Old Imperial Farm Cemetery are rusted and crumbling, markers of a time that Reginald Moore believes Sugar Land hopes to forget.
Black Lives Matter, other groups seek removal of Harris County judge over Houston Chronicle comments
HOUSTON – Blacks Lives Matter: Houston and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, along with six other organizations, have called for the suspension and removal of the 209th District Criminal Court Judge Michael McSpadden for comments made in a Feb. 23 Houston Chronicle report the groups claim show racial bias.
Report says rise in incarcerated women hints at disparities in the male-dominated criminal justice system.
AUSTIN, Texas – Prison reform advocates say too many of the 12,000 women in Texas prisons don't need to be behind bars.
Women have been left out of the national focus on justice reform, even as the number of incarcerated females has increased, according to a Texas advocacy group.
Today, TCJC released part one of a two-part report series on women in Texas prisons and jails. A Growing Population: The Surge of Women into Texas’ Criminal Justice System examines the staggering rise in the number of women in Texas’ justice system and makes recommendations for programs and policies that can reverse this trend and effectively redirect women away from incarceration.
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