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 if the prison that was supposed to be the county’s economic salvation would end up being its undoing.
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Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?
The biggest, best, and newest studies agree that the U.S. needs to incarcerate fewer people. So why are the numbers climbing? Texas is one reason.
Proven, common-sense alternatives to detention, including monitoring and case management, are available at a savings of more than $1 billion a year.
An ACLU report released Monday claims that Bureau of Prisons policies discriminate against non-citizen inmates and that prisoners are “subjected to shocking abuse and mistreatment.”
Crime rates have been steadily declining in America, requiring a rethinking of drug prosecutions. So too with immigration prosecutions.
Since 2005, immigration has been criminalized as never before.