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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

Good and Bad News from Texas Jail Project

Mar 3rd, 2012

Texas Tribune writes about Harris County Jail and Texas Jail Project Email not displaying correctly?. Change-up the Lockup! Harris County Jail, March 2012  The good news? Last month: Harris County Jail announced it was stopping the practice of releasing inmates at night, just like our Safe Release bill proposed! The bad news: In Travis and

TJP Alerts – December 2011

Dec 6th, 2011

Texas Jail Project demands an answer to why Adan Castaneda is still being held in solitary in the Comal County Jail after six months with no treatment. Email not displaying correctly?. Texas Jail Project Alert: December 2011 IRAQI VET IN SOLITARY NEEDS TREATMENT: CAN YOU HELP IN THE FIGHT FOR ADAN CASTANEDA? Adan before Iraq in

What Happens to Kids in Adult Jails?

Jul 8th, 2011

Can’t see pictures below? Juveniles In Adult Jails When somebody under 17 is accused of a crime too serious for juvie, this kid can be “certified” as an adult, and then she/he is housed in the regular county jail while awaiting trial. From 2005 to 2010, Texas courts certified nearly 1,300 youths as adults. We

Oue Safe Release Bill: Uphill Battle Begins!

Mar 27th, 2011

Can’t see pictures below? Safe Release Bill Under Attack—Your Help Needed! What happens to people who are released from a Texas county jail late at night without their property or a working phone or access to any transportation—in total darkness?  Just about anything. In 2010, a 27-year-old woman was killed in traffic at night outside Brownsville

Austin Party for Texas Jail Project!

Aug 27th, 2010

Austin Party for Texas Jail Project! Delicious food, drink and conversation with Diane Wilson November 6th, 7 to 10 p.m. 3209 Hemlock Ave, Austin, Texas Come for a unique evening with author-activist Diane Wilson, talking about her new manuscript, Texas Outlaw: Breaking the Law for Mother Earth, which comes out in the spring, 2011. Diane

Director of Texas Jail Project points to shackling at Dallas jail

Aug 10th, 2010

Can’t see pictures below? Shackling in New York: BayView Black National Newspaper  DIRECTOR OF TEXAS JAIL PROJECT POINTS TO SHACKLING AT DALLAS COUNTY JAIL [FULL ARTICLE] – Reporter Kevin Krause takes a look at new reports of shackling of pregant women during labor and delivery at the gigantic Dallas County Jail, which houses some 7,000

TJP Alerts – May 2010

May 27th, 2010

Can’t see pictures below? Deported: Alone and Penniless in Matamoros Picture yourself dropped on the other side of the Texas-Mexican border, in the midst of a bloody drug war. You can’t find work and your only income is contributions from friends, church groups and teenagers donating lunch money.  The only house you can afford to