Conservative media have turned Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn into a right-wing celebrity despite a long list of scandals on his watch.
For 45 painful, lonely days, I waited and waited to be convicted of a crime.
Two recent cases in Central Texas illustrate how police aggression and the “sanctuary cities” ban have built a nasty pipeline to deportation.
Pretrial detainees — legally innocent people who have been charged but not convicted of a crime — now occupy more beds in jails than any other group.
A case heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week could change the landscape of American bail practices.
Texas Supreme Court Justice, House Corrections Chair Want to End ‘Unconstitutional’ Practice of Debtors’ Prison
Every year, thousands of Texans go to jail simply because they can’t pay fines for minor offenses.
Comments on a September Observer article include ‘one to the back of the head.'
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?