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Benito Alonzo, inmate at the Polunsky Unit by

No Place for Old Men

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense.

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense....Read More

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The Great Mellowing

God, Willie Nelson, and the increasingly thinkable pipe dream of marijuana reform

Thanks to God and Willie Nelson, marijuana reform is an increasingly thinkable pipe dream....Read More

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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

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Huntsville Redemption

On Wednesday, one more innocent man walked away from Texas' death row

Manuel Velez, sentenced to die in 2008 based on flawed science, stepped into the sun on Wednesday, free for the first time in years. ...Read More

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