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Criminal Justice Reform Heads to Senate Floor
Commission would conduct full review of nation's criminal justice system
"...after it was introduced in the U.S. Senate, the Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 on Thursday passed out..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

A Sobering Look at Criminal Justice
Tony Fabelo tells us the way it is
"...Everybody's favorite criminal justice policy wonk Tony Fabelo is offering a sobering..."

March 1, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fixing Criminal Justice
Should the feds try to fix a broken system?
"...Should the government undertake a review of the nation's criminal justice system – and if so, should there be..."

Dec. 2, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice: Mercy at the Margins
Small changes proposed in state criminal laws
"...Whitmire, D-Houston and chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Jus­tice. His reasoning: by 17, you should understand the..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Texas Families Rally for Criminal Justice
Claim state's justice system is broken
"...disbelief at the “utter chaos” that is the American justice system. Outside the governor’s office that afternoon, nearly 300..."

Nov. 10, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Criminal Justice Reform Bills Pass
Bills passed last week head to Guv
"...Two criminal justice reform measures recommended last year by the Tim..."

May 26, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Policy Folly
Perry signs executive order creating state Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, basically reconstituting Texas' Criminal Justice Policy Council, which he axed back in 2003
"...on Jan. 29 an executive order creating the state Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center to collect and analyze data..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Dose of Integrity for Texas Criminal Justice
The Court of Criminal Appeals has created an Integrity Unit – but can the CCA really be part of the solution when it's so much a part of the problem?
"..."concrete" and "commonsense remedies" to fix the state's much-maligned criminal justice system. Indeed, the parade of wrongfully convicted continues..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal-Justice Officials Get Spanked
Officials with Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles get tongue lashings during Lege hearing, where agency leaders were questioned about communication and coordination problems
"...Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles got a..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice: Cutting the Three Ps
"...If lawmakers want to reduce criminal justice spending, they'll have to cut the budget of..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Time to Fix Criminal Justice System
Sen. Jim Webb says broken system must be fixed
"...to study and make recommendations to improve the U.S. criminal justice system...."

March 27, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Racial Fairness in the Criminal Justice System
Activists, academics, advocates gather at Columbia to address issue of racial fairness in criminal justice system
"..."disparities in sentencing are an inevitable part of our criminal justice system," there was no violation of the Constitution...."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Criminal Justice: Innocence Is No Defense
There are several dozen criminal justice reforms under consideration, and a handful might actually be enacted.
"...than a dozen bills attempting to reshape the state's criminal-justice system. Rep. Terry Keel, R-Austin, Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin,..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Reform
Slow Train A-Comin'
"...the time to clean up problems in the state's criminal justice system. Thus far, however, the tally for criminal..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
"...last-minute stay of execution after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decided it needed more time to consider newly..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Criminal Justice System Is Flawed
"...Texas we have a high tolerance for inequity and injustice. Texas leads the nation in executions but also leads..."

Sept. 3, 2009 Postmarks

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
Death and drugs dominated the year for Austin police
"...3) Justice for Cisco The shooting of Cisco the dog by..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice: Weed and Weapons
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...that he'd sign any open carry bill into law. Criminal Justice..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
The unsteady hand of Texas justice
"...the juvenile for aggravated assault, and the APD and criminal investigations continue...."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice: From Headlines to Humane
"...Children First initiative. The legislation also proposes a new criminal offense, "continual sex abuse" of a child, which would..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
The biggest stories from local cops, courts, and criminals
"...that continues to stall the prosecution of many high-profile criminal cases and bring hundreds of past convictions into question...."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
Some died, some walked
"...was also delayed, pending action by the Court of Criminal Appeals. Lawyers for an accused murderer are arguing that..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 9 Criminal Justice Stories
"...county's first female district attorney. As the year closed, Criminal District Judges Wilford Flowers, Bob Perkins, and Charlie Baird..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
2014 was a busy year for crime
"...Laura Morrison called an "[in]effective mechanism for taking serious criminals off the streets." Four months later, President Barack Obama's..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
Freedom for the Kellers and Rosemary Lehmberg's wild ride

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

‘Against the Grain’ of Justice
Committee hears testimony on treatment of young offenders
"...charged with a crime be processed through the adult criminal justice system – through the adult courts and, potentially,..."

March 25, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Austin Justice Coalition Gets Grant
$20,000 in funding will allow AJC to "advance justice"
"...Some good news for the Austin Justice Coalition: Last week, the Alliance for Boys and Men..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Moravec, Woog Announce Texas Justice Initiative
Texas justice, now tracked
"...Penn Law research fellow) Amanda Woog launched the Texas Justice Initiative, a nonprofit focused on transparency and accountability in..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Niche Justice
Travis County specialty courts try to break the cycle of crime
"...to get sob­er, change their lives, and clear their criminal records – was at the forefront of a now..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Is Memory Hijacking Texas' Justice System?
Eyewitness identification methods based on false assumptions about memory are putting innocent people behind bars
"...the director of state reform campaigns for nonprofit the Justice Project, broke some bad news to the Criminal Jus­tice..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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