Conditions of Confinement
By 2020, the only bachelor's degree programs available to incarcerated women in Texas will end. TCJC's Lindsey Linder shares the importance of adding more degree programs for women and examination Read more »
It is critical to address the drivers of women into incarceration — especially substance abuse, mental health issues, past victimization, and poverty. It is also vitally important to treat incarcerated women with dignity and to prepare them for a safe, successful reentry. Taking these steps will stop the cycle of reoffending and re-incarceration that comes at great expense to taxpayers, families, and communities.
Texas correctional officials this month quietly eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for jailhouse rule-breakers, positioning the state at the forefront of a nationwide push to end Read more »