Tag Archives: criminal justice reform

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 photo, protesters demonstrating against the killing of Atatiana Jefferson by a white Fort Worth police officer, march down Main Street in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP) by

5 Texas Criminal Justice Stories to Watch in 2020

“Progressive” prosecutors, bail reforms, and increased calls for accountability will all likely be in the news next year.

At the state level, 2019 was largely a year of missed opportunities for reforming the criminal legal system in Texas. Despite a reputation for leading on crimin...Read More

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Raising the Bars

What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?

Here's what Texas lawmakers can, and should, do for criminal and racial justice in the state in the wake of Sandra Bland's death while in police custody....Read More

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Poor Judgment

In Harris County, the indigent defense system works great — for everyone but the indigent.

The state exercises almost no oversight of indigent defense, and most counties still administer their programs through an antiquated process rife with conflicts...Read More

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Direct Quote: An Inside View

Lauren Johnson knows all too well the stigma that's often associated with having a felony conviction. Johnson now advocates with Austin-based nonprofit Grassroo...Read More

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