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2017 Amplify

Feb 26th, 2017

Anybody can be arrested, guilty or not. If that happens, you are taken to your county jail. Texas has 245 of them. None of them, including Travis County Correctional Center, have adequate oversight. Four inspectors for the entire state! And only one Texas Jail Project, to provide support and information. We rely on public donations to



2016 10th Anniversary

Oct 21st, 2016

Celebrate our 10th birthdayThursday, November 17th! Join the four founders of our group for hor d’ouvres, drinks and live music from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at The Old School, an historic home at 1604 E. 11th St. in East Austin. Guest speakers: Diane Wilson – activist, author and TJP co-founder Rep. Celia Israel – representing



Families Speak Out: Their Loved Ones Died in our Jails

Oct 12th, 2015

Texas families receive support, information and advocacy from our two staffers. We are in critical need of small donations to continue this work! Please go to texasjailproject.orgto donate by regular mail or through PayPal. Any amount! Thank you. Stop Needless Deaths! The death of Nathan King from an illness he contracted in the Polk County Jail in 2015



TJP Nation Inside & Lege

Feb 24th, 2015

The 2015 Texas Legislative Session is underway. Keep reading to find out about the bills that we are supporting. Texas Jail Project partners with Nation Inside to tell your Jailhouse Stories! Texas Jail Project kicked off our Jailhouse Stories campaign in 2014, and for the past year we’ve been collecting stories about what happens when people are



TJP’s New National Partner & 2015 Lege News

Feb 24th, 2015

  The 2015 Texas Legislative Session is underway. Keep reading to find out about the bills that we are supporting. Email not displaying correctly? . Texas Jail Project partners with Nation Inside to tell your Jailhouse Stories! Texas Jail Project kicked off our Jailhouse Stories campaign in 2014, and for the past year we’ve been collecting stories about what



Texas Jail Project takes Jailhouse Stories on the road

Jun 10th, 2014

We need your donation of $50 to help pay the bills! Please send a check to Texas Jail Project, 1712 E. Riverside, Box 190, Austin, TX 78741 or go to our PAYPAL Donation Button…It’s tax deductible! TJP heads down the highway to find Jailhouse Stories Texas Jail Project has created an exciting new project called Jailhouse Stories: Effects of Pretrial Detention. We



Texas Jail Project saw a lot of action in 2013!

Dec 30th, 2013

Happy new year from Texas Jail Project, and remember: this is your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation in 2013! Email not displaying correctly?.            A family photo of Edwinta Deckard, who died in the                        Nacogdoches County Jail at the age of 53.  



Should Senator Carona Keep County Jails in his Bill?

Apr 22nd, 2013

  It is now estimated that more than a quarter of all the inmates held in county jails in Texas are mentally ill people in need of treatment or hospitalization!  Email not displaying correctly? . Texas Jail Project Alert: April 2013 Why Not Look at County Jails Too? Can you call a Texas Senator’s office



Texas Jail Project & A Tale of Two Nonprofits

Dec 26th, 2012

 TJP thanks Grits for Breakfast, The San Antonio Current, and The Texas Tribune for good reporting on jail issues in 2012.      Email not displaying correctly?. A Tale of Two Non Profits:  Helping Those With Nowhere to Turn   “I truly appreciate the important work this organization is doing for a forgotten population. It makes



July 17 Hearing about County Jails at the Capitol

Jul 12th, 2012

 A legislalative committee called County Affairs discusses issues affecting county government in preparation for January’s legislature, and public input is allowed. Email not displaying correctly?. Texas Jail Project Alert: Come to Austin to Speak Out Tuesday!July 17, 2012 Austin Hearing Will Cover County Jail’s Treatment of People in Withdrawal Here is your chance, if you