A year and a half after the Observer documented hundreds of examples of payday loan companies using the criminal justice system to pursue unpaid loans, state regulators have taken action against one company.
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If somebody told you that the key to stopping thousands of Texas inmates from reentering prison was teaching them how to write poetry, you […]
Want treatment for mental illness in Houston? Go to jail.
One of the contributors to Texas’ slowly dropping incarceration rates is a growth in diversion programs that address problems like addiction and mental illness.
Harris County, for example, recently doubled its number of crisis intervention response teams, which include trained deputies and mental health clinicians who answer 9-1-1 calls where mental illness may be a factor.
Payday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and prosecutors.
A massive new study by the U.S. Department of Justice ranked more than 350 jails by the rate of sexual abuse reported by their […]