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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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Media MentionMarch 20, 2017

Law enforcement groups oppose some of the bills filed in response to Sandra Bland's death

Sandra Bland's death in the Waller County Jail in July 2015 sparked public outrage and calls for changes to the criminal justice system. LBJ professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses how police encounters can escalate. 

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Media MentionMarch 13, 2017

Prisoners in Hawaii Are Being Sent to Die in Private Prisons in Arizona

Hawaii's solution to prison overcrowding brought new problems—chief among them oversight. LBJ professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses independent oversight with VICE. 

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Media MentionMarch 9, 2017

Sandra Bland Act could make sweeping changes

Opponents say the Sandra Bland Act would strip peace officers of vital tools. LBJ Professor Michele Deitch weighs in. 

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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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