Criminal Justice

 

A Prison By Any Other Name

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How Texas created a new for-profit lock-up, which it really doesn't want you to call a "prison."
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ICE Detained This Trafficking Victim on Her 18th Birthday. Why?

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

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The Road to Huntsville

My days on "the chain" — the prison bus to Huntsville — are long over, but they're still with me.

My days on "the chain" — the prison bus to Huntsville — are long over, but they're still with me....Read More

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In San Antonio, Cops Punch Down

Supervisors say a San Antonio cop was justified in punching an unarmed 14-year-old girl in the face.

The San Antonio Police Department’s use-of-force manual encourages officers to “attempt to de-escalate tense situations.” De-escalation apparently didn’...Read More

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Meet the Expert Who Helps Texas Cops Justify Extreme Behavior

Gilbert Flores’ hands were raised when two Bexar County deputies shot and killed him. A former cop who’s trained thousands of state police officers explains why he thinks that’s OK.

Gilbert Flores was already taunting the cops when his mother called 911 the morning of August 28, 2015. “My son, he’s gone crazy, I think he’s on drugs, I...Read More

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