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Media MentionApril 23, 2018

Texas man gets 50 years in prison for stealing hundreds of pounds of fajita meat

A former prison official in South Texas was sentenced last week to 50 years in prison for stealing fajitas from the state. Michele Deitch discusses. 

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Media MentionMarch 7, 2018

'Culture of cover-up:' Warden forced to retire from prison where whistleblower says teen inmates abused

LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses the dangers of putting teens in adult prisons. 

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Media MentionFebruary 5, 2018

Suicide attempts have more than doubled in Texas prisons

The attempted suicide rate recorded inside the Texas prison system has doubled in four years, a trend that some experts call "concerning" and others see as a positive sign the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is getting more serious about tracking mental health issues.

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Media MentionFebruary 4, 2018

Court sides with Texas prisoner in suit alleging 'deliberate indifference' led to heart attack

A federal appeals court this week sided with an inmate representing himself in a lawsuit alleging Texas prison staff failed to treat him when he had a stroke, then continued showing "deliberate indifference" that he says contributed to a heart attack two weeks later.

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Media MentionJanuary 22, 2018

In bid to boost safety, juvenile justice agency reviewing violent youth for possible transfer

Staff at the scandal-plagued Texas Juvenile Justice Department have been asked to review a few dozen violent inmates for possible transfer to adult prisons, a move that has sparked concern among activists and advocates.

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Media MentionJune 19, 2017

Forced to Endure Extreme Heat, Prisoners Are Casualties of Texas' Climate Denial, Documents Show

At least 22 prisoners have died in Texas prisons due to extreme heat. Criminal justice expert and LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses. 

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Media MentionJune 8, 2017

Watchdogs revealed crisis in Maine’s youth prison. LePage let them go.

LBJ Professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses independent oversight in jails and prisons. 

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Media MentionMay 10, 2017

Raise the age

A century-old law on the books in Texas provides that all 17-year-olds arrested in Texas, including juveniles who have committed misdemeanors, are automatically sent through the adult system, regardless of their alleged offense, their maturity level or their personal or criminal history, according to a legislative briefing report prepared by University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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NewsApril 27, 2017

Research from the LBJ School Informs Raise the Age Bill

LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.

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NewsApril 13, 2017

The LBJ School Celebrates Students, Faculty, Staff Dedicated to Inclusive Community

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has named the winners of its inaugural Dean’s Advancement for Inclusion Awards, created to highlight the activities of LBJ students, faculty and staff dedicated to fostering an inclusive community.

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