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Texas Activists Rattle Cages Over Shabby Jails
Austin-based inmates' rights group hopes to shine daylight on inhumane conditions and mismanagement in county jails
"...With the Texas Youth Commission scandal and a damning U.S. Justice Department..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Jail Is Like
Women demand better care for pregnant inmates
"...receiving until she was sent to the Travis County Jail for a probation violation. It’s impossible to know how..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...what it's like to be booked into Travis County Jail and to feel the world spinning as her freedom,..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback
"...fairly successful in their efforts to reduce the overall jail population and to provide personal recognizance (PR) bond releases..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Workers Defense Project Director Opens District Attorney Campaign
José Garza to challenge Margaret Moore
"...expected, José Garza, currently co-executive director of Workers Defense Project, this week formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic..."

June 5, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Defending the Innocent in Texas
The Texas Center for Actual Innocence is open for business at the UT Law School
"...Bill Allison received a call from the Wisconsin Innocence Project asking if he would act as local counsel for..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Texas Justice
Book on Texas' Death Row Presents Just the Facts
"...If you live in Texas this October, you no longer have to wait until..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by Dick Holland

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
Dems run en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...A strange sensation – hope – pervades the Texas Democratic Party this year and has resulted in something..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Travis County Plans New Women's Jail
Del Valle's new digs
"...stumbled upon plans for a new $91 million women's jail on the county's Del Valle correctional campus. She spread..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Women's Jail Vote Postponed Amid Community Pushback
Justice advocates, formerly incarcerated women outraged by proposed expansion
"...$79 million estimated cost of a controversial new women's jail, a component of the county's $616 million long-range plan..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice
Vote delays moving forward with design for at least a year
"...moving forward with the design of a new women's jail for at least a year. The decision came after..."

June 18, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars
"...of reform are asking Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to release prisoners near..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Alleviating the Jail Squeeze
County Attorney Ken Oden has proposed a possible solution to the chronic overcrowding that has long plagued Travis Co. jails.
"...the chronic overcrowding that has long plagued Travis Co. jails. By taking people accused of Class C misdemeanors (for..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

After 17 Years In Jail, Rosa Jimenez Awaits Retrial or Release
With stage 4 kidney disease, attorneys worry retrial will turn into a death sentence
"...likely an innocent woman who is sitting in a jail for 17 years?" [inset-1-right]..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

How to Jail the Poor
Travis County tries to fix its Driving While License Invalid issue
"...In fact, in 2016 the only Texas county with more of these cases was Harris, which..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...reputation that his filmography belies. Most of the major projects he has been associated with were green-lit at one..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Travis Co. Jail Immigration Fracas Hits Commissioners Court
County officials claim they never dreamed jail arrangement with feds would cause such a fuss
"...Immigration and Customs Enforce­ment with office space in the jail, with county officials claiming they never dreamed the arrangement..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Texas, Art Texas
When it comes to Lone Star art, Rebecca Cohen wrote the book (finally!)
" to all the art museums and galleries in Texas. Now, that last need might not bother most folks,..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas
Lester's Last Stand
"...Stand: Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas" is an excerpt from a longer chapter in Let..."

March 7, 1997 Books Feature

As Millions Demand Justice, Texas Prepares to Take Rodney Reed's Life
Looking back at a long road of injustice for the death row inmate
"...for the past 18 years. He leads the Innocence Project, an organization that works to exonerate the wrongly convicted...."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

After a Month of Chaos, Abortion Care Returns to Texas
Clinics, patients, and the law get put through the ringer over care
"...White Boulevard in South Austin were thrown into havoc. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – guided by an executive..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Bill That Could Put Up Barriers to Voting Passes Texas Senate
"...form, from a class B misdemeanor to a state jail felony. Groups including the Texas Civil Rights Project and..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
State allows family detention centers to skirt the rules and become child care centers
"...children in family detention centers, charging that they're "baby jails" that need to be closed...."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Passion Project
Fantastic Fest and its home base the Alamo Drafthouse have only gotten bigger, but its heart – pure and pulpy – stays the same
", 'There is a place in the heart of Texas called the Alamo Drafthouse that if you go there,..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Finding North As in previous years, South by Southwest..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...Austin. Bucy is the president and founder of the Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League (TCSAAL), and former..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Standing Rock’s Civil Disobedience Reaches West Texas
“It’s the Rio Grande. It’s sacred to many people."
"...a pipe yard on the west side of Alpine, Texas – until recently, a rare sight in this remote..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

News Roundup: Jail, Traffic, & Politics
Video visitation under fire, again; traffic experiments
"...News Roundup, Denton County's policy of video visitation for jails gets criticized; Council tries to fix traffic; UT names..."

March 30, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Bomb City Retells the Tensions Behind the Killing of a Texas Punk
Brian Deneke’s life and death story comes to local screens
"...The story is as old as what's now called Texas, and as relevant today as it ever was. Two..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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