In Gainesville, the Past Is Repeating Itself

In Gainesville, the Past Is Repeating Itself From the May/June 2021 issue. Justin Thompson initially…

“Election Integrity” or Voter Intimidation?

“Election Integrity” or Voter Intimidation? During a March webinar, Bill Ely pulled up a map…

The ‘Culture of Violence’ Inside Austin’s Police Academy

The ‘Culture of Violence’ Inside Austin’s Police Academy An averted tragedy first made Summer Spisak…

Fort Bend County Will Soon Have Its First Black Sheriff Since Reconstruction

Fort Bend County Will Soon Have Its First Black Sheriff Since Reconstruction Walter Moses Burton…

José Garza Redefines ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

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The Long Tail of Voter Suppression

The Long Tail of Voter Suppression This article was published in partnership with The Nation.…

Trump’s Favorite Texas Sheriff Faces Re-Election Amid a Spike in Deaths at His Jail

Trump’s Favorite Texas Sheriff Faces Re-Election Amid a Spike in Deaths at His Jail On…

Researcher Howard Henderson on Reimagining Policing in the U.S.

Researcher Howard Henderson on Reimagining Policing in the U.S. The uprising sparked by the police…

A Monumental Undertaking

A Monumental Undertaking A Monumental Undertaking Protests to remove racist statues and iconography are part…

Running from the Storm

Running from the Storm Last week, as Nathaniel Smith and his daughter boarded a school…

When Asthma in Jail Becomes a Death Sentence

When Asthma in Jail Becomes a Death Sentence Growing up, Matt Santana and Savion Hall…

In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails

In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails This story…

Reform vs. Rebuild: Defunding Law Enforcement in Texas

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COVID-19 Has Delayed Programs That Texas Prisoners Need to Get Out

COVID-19 Has Delayed Programs That Texas Prisoners Need to Get Out Darcy Vargas says it…

Why Protesters In Austin Are Chanting ‘Justice for Mike Ramos’

Why Protesters In Austin Are Chanting ‘Justice for Mike Ramos’ Why Protesters In Austin Are…

Locked Out

Locked Out Locked Out Visitation is a critical lifeline for incarcerated people, yet some families…

How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons

How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons While prison officials insist they’re…

Texas Health Officials Undercount COVID-19 Cases by Excluding Some Prisoners Who Tested Positive

Texas Health Officials Undercount COVID-19 Cases by Excluding Some Prisoners Who Tested Positive COVID-19 cases…

For Austin Police, Claims of Racism Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg

For Austin Police, Claims of Racism Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg In December,…

Texas Had a State Office That Could Have Investigated Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Cases. Lawmakers Defunded it Three Years Ago.

In 2005, faced with data showing that black and Native American families were overrepresented in Texas’…

Greg Abbott’s Power Grab on Bail Reform

On March 26, 15 people incarcerated in the massive jail looming over Buffalo Bayou in downtown…

Gene Wu on Coronavirus and the Rise in Hate-Fueled Attacks Against Asian Americans

Jose L. Gomez, a 19-year-old charged with three counts of attempted capital murder, allegedly wanted to…