Advocates, House members and some county officials support shifting 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system, but the plan's path through the Senate is uncle...Read More
A coalition of advocates, judges and sheriffs have called for treating 17-year-olds as juveniles in the criminal justice system, but a key senator remains skept...Read More
After reporting a 4,500-word story on her firsthand experience inside Karnes, paralegal Victoria Rossi found her access denied because of a technicality....Read More
In an informal Observer survey, death row inmates describe a world of extreme isolation, where mental illness is both cause and symptom.
The Observer found that prisoners often choose a life of permanent isolation, refusing to leave their cages. It’s a catch-22: Mental illness can lead inmates ...Read More
A Harris County attorney is waging a one-woman war against the way Texas uses hundreds of court fees it collects from people in the criminal justice system....Read More