Bearing witness to stories about the death penalty in Texas.
A string of in-custody deaths over the past year point to inadequate treatment for inmates with serious medical conditions.
Opinion: Nearly 10 years ago, I was arrested and detained in jail for 45 days after failing to appear in court for a low-level, non-violent offense. Today, I’m fighting so that others don’t have to go through what I did.
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.'