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Media MentionFebruary 28, 2017

Private Prison Firms Gain as Trump Plans to Crack Down on Crime, Illegal Immigration

The Trump administration’s vow to be tougher on crime and illegal immigration plus his top law enforcement officer’s endorsement of privately run prisons have sent shares of private prison management companies soaring. LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses. 

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Media MentionFebruary 24, 2017

Sessions memo: Reversal on private prisons could portend shift on justice, observers say

The federal government will not phase out its contracts with private prisons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a memo on Thursday, highlighting the Trump administration's contrasting approach to criminal justice after Obama-era reforms. LBJ School Professor Michele Deitch weighs in.     

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Media MentionJanuary 25, 2017

How the Racial Differences in Prison Deaths Illustrate Inmate Afflictions

Prison inmate deaths have seen a slight increase, but what is noticeable is the racial divide in how inmates succumb. LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses mental health treatment in jails and prisons.   

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Media MentionJanuary 4, 2017

Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump?

Michele Deitch comments on possible impacts of a Trump presidency on private prison contracts in the U.S.

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Media MentionJanuary 1, 2017

The Prisoner

Michele Deitch talks about the potential impacts of long prison sentences on juvenile offenders. 

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Media MentionDecember 29, 2016

Why Dallas County can set $150,000 bail for a $105 shoplifting charge — and how taxpayers lose

Michele Deitch comments on the current bail system and potential reforms. 

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Media MentionDecember 23, 2016

A Nonviolent 15-year-old Will Spend Christmas in an Overcrowded Facility

Michele Deitch comments on overcrowded Harris County juvenile detention center facilities.

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Media MentionDecember 18, 2016

Adult Crime, Adult Time: How Texas Fast-Tracked Kids to Life in Prison

In an article on trying juveniles as adults, Michele Deitch comments on the Cameron Moon case, which "changed the playbook for juveniles in court." 

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Media MentionDecember 17, 2016

How Blacks and Whites Die Differently in Prison

Michele Deitch comments on mental health care in jails and prisons, particularly with regard to suicide prevention strategies.

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Media MentionDecember 9, 2016

Warum CoreCivic auf Präsident Trump hofft

Michele Deitch comments on the potential status of private prisons under a Donald Trump presidency.

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