Tag Archives: Criminal Justice
In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?
In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor?...Read More
The black community affected by Texas’ first serial killer is filtered through a white lens in 'The Midnight Assassin.'
One of Texas' best crime writers tackles a 100-year-old murder mystery in a book with urgent implications for modern policing, race and power....Read More
Video visitation in Texas jails was sold, by those who stood to profit, as a safer, more affordable option than in-person visits. That hasn't panned out....Read More
The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process.
The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process....Read More
When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'
Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More