Diana Claitor

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The Passage of Nathan Pierce

by Diana Claitor | Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 13:26 CST
At 32, Nathan Pierce was turning his life around. Then he sought help from Texas' mental-health system.
Criminal Justice


Can Texas’ new approach to prisoners with newborns help keep families together?

When Isabel Saucedo arrived at Texas’ BAMBI unit on a recent October morning, it was clear this wasn’t going to be a typical prison experience. She was quickly surrounded by four women holding babies. They were laughing and joking. An … Read More

Criminal Justice

Heaven and Hell in Cameron County Jail

When a chaplain spoke up about inmates' treatment, she was locked out.

Gail Hanson’s soft, musical voice served her well for eight years as a volunteer chaplain at the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville. But as she witnessed and heard about the mistreatment of the mostly young and impoverished women she counseled—from … Read More