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Prisoner uprising Willacy County Correctional Centerby Daniel Tyx

Goodbye to Tent City

After a riot destroys a for-profit prison, Willacy County ponders its economic future.

As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out ...Read More

Terrell State Hospitalby Emily DePrang

A Careless Solution

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?...Read More

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