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José Garza Redefines ‘Progressive Prosecutor’
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José Garza Redefines ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ “Progressive prosecutor” can sound like a catchall descriptor for any district attorney willing to pack fewer bodies into jails and prisons. But one race…

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The Long Tail of Voter Suppression This article was published in partnership with The Nation. Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of…

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Trump’s Favorite Texas Sheriff Faces Re-Election Amid a Spike in Deaths at His Jail On May 17, a pregnant woman delivered a baby alone and locked inside her cell…

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Researcher Howard Henderson on Reimagining Policing in the U.S. The uprising sparked by the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 has pushed the debate around public safety…

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A Monumental Undertaking A Monumental Undertaking Protests to remove racist statues and iconography are part of a larger effort to reframe Texas history. Courtesy Demetria McFarlandDemetria McFarland, left, and…

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Running from the Storm Last week, as Nathaniel Smith and his daughter boarded a school bus to drive out of the path of Hurricane Laura, he thought of the…

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When Asthma in Jail Becomes a Death Sentence Growing up, Matt Santana and Savion Hall were inseparable. The two met in middle school while hanging out with mutual friends…

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In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails This story was published as a part of Voting Rights Day, a collaboration with the Guardian…

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Reform vs. Rebuild: Defunding Law Enforcement in Texas Reform vs. Rebuild: Defunding Law Enforcement in Texas Years of activism and a legacy of police violence are fueling demands to…

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COVID-19 Has Delayed Programs That Texas Prisoners Need to Get Out Darcy Vargas says it felt like an early Christmas present when her son Gerald made parole in early…

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