Tag Archives: jail
A case heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week could change the landscape of American bail practices.
On October 1, 2016, police arrested Andrew Goodson for carrying a knife just short of 6 inches long, a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. The next day, guards brough...Read More
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.
Every year, thousands of Texans go to jail simply because they can’t pay fines for minor offenses....Read More
Comments on a September Observer article include ‘one to the back of the head.'
Comments on a September Observer article include ‘one to the back of the head,’ and ‘let the f-cker suffer.’ ...Read More
Vanessa Lynn Gibson said that "the reality of the situation is emotionally devastating, and I won’t lie, I was so mad I couldn’t stop crying."...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
'Returning citizens' develop apps and initiatives to reduce recidivism.
'Returning citizens' have developed apps for inmates and families, but other new tech may be more about corporate bottom lines than reducing recidivism....Read More