Galveston Lawsuit Is Writing on the Wall for Other Counties that Haven’t Ended ‘Wealth-Based Detention’
A case heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week could change the landscape of American bail practices.
On October 1, 2016, police arrested Andrew Goodson for carrying a knife just short of 6 inches long, a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. The next day, guards brough...Read More
Does a company that puts ankle monitors on undocumented immigrants provide a helpful service, or a debt trap for desperate people?
The first person Rosy Valdez met when she left the immigrant detention center in Houston was a middle-aged man, who waited for her in the parking lot holding a ...Read More
Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez is reportedly changing the jail’s policy to honor all immigration detainers after the ruling.
It’s official: Texas sheriffs could risk jail time for rejecting some immigration detainers. On Monday, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling unleashed part...Read More
Civil rights advocates worry interpretation of a 2015 body camera law could help cops avoid prosecution as much as it ensures police accountability.
The senator who drafted the sweeping-but-little-noticed body camera law that the Texas Legislature passed in 2015 called his bill a blueprint for other states w...Read More
The Texas Civil Rights Project announced it will no longer receive funding from its largest donor, a nonprofit created by the Texas Supreme Court.
Facebook/Texas Civil Rights Project The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), a 26-year-old nonprofit well-known in social justice circles, announced Monday that i...Read More
Under Trump, advocates say agents increasingly show up at government-run youth shelters to detain 18-year-old immigrants who used to go free.
Around 4 a.m. on August 22, the immigration agents came for Ana. It was her 18th birthday. For the past seven months, she had been living in a shelter for immig...Read More
This month prosecutors unexpectedly dropped charges against Harris County deputies accused of violating a woman during a 2015 traffic stop.
The courts have long ruled that warrantless body cavity searches are, in most circumstances, unconstitutional. Impromptu roadside anal and vaginal probes are pr...Read More