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A Prison By Any Other Name

How Texas created a new for-profit lock-up, which it really doesn't want you to call a "prison."

How Texas created a new for-profit lockup, which it really doesn’t want you to call a “prison.” – by Michael Barajas @michaelsbarajas Fe...Read More

Youth in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department's Phoenix Program by

Problems Hide in Plain Sight at Texas’ Youth Lockups

Critics say Texas’ five remaining juvenile prisons not only fail to rehabilitate young people but “actually make them worse.”

It was spring break 2017 at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility, and the young inmates were more restless than normal. Some of the teens ro...Read More

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No Exit

Under Texas' harsh sentencing laws, people convicted of relatively minor crimes — such as stealing a sandwich — can get life in prison.

Under Texas' harsh sentencing laws, people convicted of relatively minor crimes — such as stealing a sandwich — can get life in prison....Read More

August 2016 art review Huckaby by

Rattling Cages

Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby’s new work portrays the grief of incarceration for black men and their families.

Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby’s new work portrays the grief of incarceration for black men and families, exploring the trappings of race and fatherhood....Read More

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