TCJE in the News

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Texas’ Current Bail System Endangers Public Safety

Lindsey Linder joins Bill Hammond of Texas Smart On Crime Coalition on an op-ed regardng the unjust pretrial practices of money bail bonds, their harm to the poor, and endangerment to public safety.  

Read the rest of this article at TribTalk.

Meet the Harris County Public Defender Who’s Crowdfunding Books For Her Clients

Public defender Amalia Beckner crowdfunds to purchase books for jailed clients. TCJC's Doug Smith shares his personal story to the power of books behind bars. 

Read the rest of this article at the Houston Chronicle.

Video Announces Bipartisan Federal Legislation to Help Incarcerated Mothers and Babies

U.S. Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Mia Love (R-UT) Urge All Women in Congress to Co-Sponsor their Forthcoming Bill During Women Unshackled: The Next Step

Read the rest of this article at Justice Action Network.

Another citizen review board for Austin police in the works

Since June, a working group has been meeting quietly to discuss what kind of public oversight is needed for the Austin Police Department.

Read the rest of this article at The Texas Monitor.

Texas This Week: Criminal Justice Reform

In Texas This Week, the topic of criminal justice reform took center stage for the Women Unshackled conference at the University of Texas.

Watch the video at KVUE-ABC. 

Jenna Bush Hager Speaks on University of Texas Campus about Prison Reform for Women

Participants discuss Texas’ next step in “bipartisan” movement dealing with the over incarceration of women.

Read the rest of this article at Austin Monthly.

Jenna Bush speaks at event on the UT campus called 'Women Unshackled'

Crimes that land women in prison was the focus of a criminal justice reform discussion on the U-T campus.

Watch the video at KXAN

Education key to lowering number of incarcerated women, advocates say

Substance abuse, poverty, economic disadvantages, and mental health issues have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of women incarcerated in Texas in the last three decades, community leaders, law enforcement officials and attorneys said Wednesday.

Read the rest of this article at My Statesman.

Women Unshackled: A Forum on Criminal Justice Reform

Join the Coalition for Public Safety and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition for a forum to discuss the unique challenges facing women in the justice system as well as policy solutions to improve outcomes.

Read the rest of this article at Austin Monthly.

Warden demoted as Texas prisons announce plan to review policy, ban disciplinary quotas

A Texas prison warden was demoted and transferred this month even as officials announced plans to boost officer training, review disciplinary policies and explicitly ban the sort of quota system that sparked a statewide audit.

Read the rest of this article at Houston Chronicle.

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