Tag Archives: Criminal Justice
By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Within the walls of the Texas prison with the most reported coronavirus deaths, the men locked inside are telling a drastically different story than the state about how inmates are being handled during the pandemic. … Continue reading
Incarcerated women in Texas have access to fewer educational and vocational programs compared to incarcerated men, a new study finds.
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading
Federal officials said the contract facilities don’t offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.
EL PASO, Texas — This border city has a policy on its books that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the policy, saying it violates … Continue reading