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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'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.
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.
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.
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.
At least 22 prisoners have died in Texas prisons due to extreme heat. Criminal justice expert and LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses.
LBJ Professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses independent oversight in jails and prisons.
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.
LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.
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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