Criminal Justice

 

Raising the Bars

by | Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 8:00 CST
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
Austin City Council member Greg Casar introduces supporters of a “ban the box” ordinance for private employers at a press conference Tuesday, in advance of the council’s vote on Thursday. by

Austin Poised to ‘Ban the Box’

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process.

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process....Read More

Roy Eubanks booking photos and Selina McDowell by

Observatory Podcast No. 3: Mr. Eubanks

Roy Eubanks' neighbors thought he was a harmless, yarn-spinning old so-and-so. Nobody realized he had a violent past — until a young woman turned up dead.

When neighbors in Mineola heard that Roy Eubanks was a violent criminal running from the law, many were ready to forgive the man they thought they'd known for s...Read More

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