Tag Archives: Michele Deitch
Scandals led to increased transparency for Texas’ juvenile lockups. When will lawmakers demand the same for the state’s adult prisons?
Early in the morning on February 22, Jeffrey Jelinski, a 58-year-old serving prison time for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, died at the state’s LeBlanc ...Read More
Advocates, House members and some county officials support shifting 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system, but the plan's path through the Senate is uncle...Read More
But TJJD says internal numbers don't support results of federal survey.
More than 11 percent of juveniles locked up in Texas' state-run facilities reported being sexually victimized in the last year, according to a new report from t...Read More