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Locked Out Locked Out Visitation is a critical lifeline for incarcerated people, yet some families say Texas prison officials ban them from seeing loved ones over petty or unproven…

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How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons While prison officials insist they’re doing their best in the face of an unprecedented crisis, Governor Greg Abbott has…

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Texas Health Officials Undercount COVID-19 Cases by Excluding Some Prisoners Who Tested Positive COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed in Texas prisons in recent weeks, with the virus infecting and killing…

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For Austin Police, Claims of Racism Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg In December, following the abrupt resignation of an assistant police chief accused of using racial slurs…

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In 2005, faced with data showing that black and Native American families were overrepresented in Texas’ child welfare system, lawmakers ordered Child Protective Services (CPS) to study whether staff treated…

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On March 26, 15 people incarcerated in the massive jail looming over Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston wrote a joint letter predicting a “catastrophic outbreak” of the novel coronavirus if…

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Jose L. Gomez, a 19-year-old charged with three counts of attempted capital murder, allegedly wanted to kill an Asian American family that included two young children because he thought they…

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