Civil Rights


Oscar-Nominated Documentary Highlights the Routine Brutality of a Texas Traffic Stop

by | Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 14:08 CST
Breaion King’s arrest was quotidian to police, life-altering for her and reveals the chasm between police and the people they’re supposed to protect and serve.
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A Prison By Any Other Name

How Texas created a new for-profit lock-up, which it really doesn't want you to call a "prison."

How Texas created a new for-profit lockup, which it really doesn’t want you to call a “prison.” – by Michael Barajas @michaelsbarajas Fe...Read More

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Problems Hide in Plain Sight at Texas’ Youth Lockups

Critics say Texas’ five remaining juvenile prisons not only fail to rehabilitate young people but “actually make them worse.”

It was spring break 2017 at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility, and the young inmates were more restless than normal. Some of the teens ro...Read More