Criminal Justice

 

A Prison By Any Other Name

by | Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:52 CST
How Texas created a new for-profit lock-up, which it really doesn't want you to call a "prison."
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Making Crime Pay and Pay and Pay…

In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?

In Texas, funding courts with defendants' fees has become commonplace. But what happens when this system collides with a rogue prosecutor?...Read More

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Don Willett’s Quiet Revolution

Social media’s most famous judge is at the forefront of a conservative legal movement that’s redefining what it means to be a judicial activist. And he’s on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court short list.

Social media’s most famous judge is at the forefront of a conservative legal movement that's redefining what it means to be a judicial activist. And he's on D...Read More

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The Interview: Lupe Valdez

Dallas County’s gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system.

The gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system, mental health services in jails and excessive force allegations against her officers....Read More

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