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.
Opponents say the Sandra Bland Act would strip peace officers of vital tools. LBJ Professor Michele Deitch weighs in.
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.
Michele Deitch comments on possible impacts of a Trump presidency on private prison contracts in the U.S.
Michele Deitch comments on the current bail system and potential reforms.
Michele Deitch comments on mental health care in jails and prisons, particularly with regard to suicide prevention strategies.
Michele Deitch comments on overcrowded Harris County juvenile detention center facilities.
Michele Deitch talks about the potential impacts of long prison sentences on juvenile offenders.