Criminal Justice

 

Galveston Lawsuit Is Writing on the Wall for Other Counties that Haven’t Ended ‘Wealth-Based Detention’

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The lawsuit is now one of several across Texas seeking to end the practice of keeping people in jail just because they’re poor.
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Taking Shelter

For decades, residential shelters have operated as humane alternatives to immigrant detention. Could they work on a larger scale?

For decades, residential shelters have operated as humane alternatives to immigrant detention. Could they work on a larger scale?...Read More

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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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