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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