Henderson says policing in the U.S. perpetuates systems of inequality that mirror the nation’s history of colonialism.
criminal justice reform
Kim Ogg’s primary challenge for Harris County District Attorney is one of several prosecutor races in Texas that could redefine the bounds of criminal justice reform in the state.
“Progressive” prosecutors, bail reforms, and increased calls for accountability will all likely be in the news next year.
Austin isn’t the only Texas city where trust between police and communities of color has frayed this year.
The Movement to Free Rodney Reed Illustrates the Growing Unease Over Texas’ Use of the Death Penalty
Deafening calls to spare Rodney Reed’s life point to a larger distrust in Texas’ use of the death penalty and an erosion of confidence in the justice system that convicted him.
Advocates for criminal justice reform say this week’s settlement in Harris County’s bail lawsuit could reverberate far beyond Texas.
Texas’ highest criminal court turned Elsa Alcala into one of the state’s most prominent death penalty critics.
The Legislature appears unlikely to close a loophole that allows prosecutors to fire subordinates for refusing to illegally withhold evidence.
Judges and an aggrieved defense bar are derailing talks to build a public defender’s office in Travis County.
Mark Gonzalez wants a jury to help him decide whether Nueces County should keep sending people to death row.