Scandals led to increased transparency for Texas’ juvenile lockups. When will lawmakers demand the same for the state’s adult prisons?
New studies show that trauma biologically alters the brains of young boys in ways that affect their adult behavior.
An informal Observer survey finds complex religious beliefs among death row inmates.
In an informal Observer survey, death row inmates describe a world of extreme isolation, where mental illness is both cause and symptom.
For all the praise heaped on Texas for criminal justice reform, we’ve barely even begun the thaw.