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Media Mention April 16, 2019

‘Might just gas some inmates today’: Texas prisons investigating after #feelingcute challenge

LBJ Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talks with the Houston Chronicle about allegations that some officers in Texas prisons promoted inmate mistreatment on Facebook. 

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Media Mention April 11, 2019

While mired in investigations and death, Hampton Roads Regional Jail's board fought against change

Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School and criminal justice expert, talked with the Daily Press about prison oversight and the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, whose board members decided not to pursue legislation that would allow the jail, "a dumping ground for many of the region’s sickest inmates," to hire as many as 80 new correctional and support staff.

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Media Mention April 8, 2019

Untrained jailers, inmate deaths seen as risk to Texas counties

LBJ School senior lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice issues and prison conditions, talks with The Bond Buyer about conditions in Texas jails.

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Media Mention April 8, 2019

What if the U.S. really were too full to take new immigrants? We asked business professors

Is this so-called nation of immigrants full? Is there no room for more immigrants? And, if so, what would be the consequences of us being so full that we'd have to cut off new arrivals? UT Professor James Galbraith says of course it isn't full. 


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Media Mention April 7, 2019

Commentary: A Summit on Race and the search for the elusive ‘beloved community’

Peniel Joseph, the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, writes on the Summit on Race in America:

"The Summit on Race in America represents an important and timely intervention in the way in which we approach the idea of racial justice at the local, state and national level. It invites us to come together, talk, listen, debate, and learn from each other."

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6, 1965 as Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders look on. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)
Media Mention April 5, 2019

‘I just kept thinking he was coming home’: Suicides in Texas prisons hit 20-year high

Michele Deitch, an attorney and criminal justice consultant who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs, talked to the Houston Chronicle about prison suicides in Texas, which reached a 20-year high last year. Deitch "pointed out that an ombudsman could do preventive monitoring and look into systemic concerns — much as the ombudsman already does in the juvenile prison system.

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Media Mention April 4, 2019

70 years of NATO — and this year might be its most crucial

Will Inboden, executive director and William Powers, Jr. chair at the Clements Center for National Security and associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, argues that despite White House disdain for NATO, the organization still remains critical after 70 years. 

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Media Mention April 3, 2019

To solve the US 'crisis at the border,' look to its cause

"Current law enables asylum seekers arriving without immigration documents to have a credible fear hearing and be released from detention pending their court dates," writes LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem. 

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Media Mention April 1, 2019

Why talking about health care is hard for 2020 candidates

"'Medicare for All' is already a flashpoint in the 2020 presidential campaign. But as big as this fight will be, an even bigger issue lurks in its shadow. The health insurance that Americans pay for and receive is a function of where they live, and that could become even more true in the months and years ahead," writes Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center.

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Media Mention March 29, 2019

Stacey Abrams could be a kingmaker in 2020 if she decides not to run for president

LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) could be the most valuable endorsement in 2020 if she decides not to run for president, according to the results of a new INSIDER poll.

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