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More Voices=More Justice

Apr 30th, 2021

More voices at the capitol means more justice in our communities! Working toward that goal, Texas Jail Project is facilitating testimony by people impacted by the criminal justice system, women, those living with disabilities, veterans, and people of color. We hope you’ll read some of the stories below about people who brought their stories to the capitol and endured hours of waiting to be able to speak out—to put on the record the real-life impact of the criminal punishment system on their lives.
Pictured is Glenn Hayes, a 20-year-old who traveled from Baton Rouge to speak to a Senate committee about being trapped in the Smith County Jail for 116 days without ever being indicted. TJP advocate Dalila Reynoso facilitated his release and journey home with funds from TJP’s community bail fund.



Telling his Story to Stop Injustice

Mar 29th, 2021