Criminal Justice

 

Raising the Bars

by | Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 15:29 CST
What's next for Texas criminal justice reform?
The electric chair, known as Old Sparky, is among the most popular attractions. by

The Draw of Death Row

With “dark tourism” on the rise, Huntsville’s prison museum is thriving.

The gift shop offers shirts honoring the electric chair: "Home of Old Sparky," and the museum's visitors get a 'selectively edited' history of corrections....Read More

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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