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Jolie McCullough reports on criminal justice issues and policy for The Texas Tribune.

A Year after George Floyd’s Murder, Only a Few of Texas Lawmakers’ Police Reform...

A year ago, longtime Houston resident George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised his death...

After Sweltering Temperatures Killed Texas Prisoners, Lawmakers Vote to Install Air Conditioning

To read Reform Austin's previous coverage on this matter, click here. As Texas braces for its notoriously scorching summer...
Austin Police

Texas’ Larger Cities Would Face Financial Penalties for Cutting Police Budgets under Bill Approved...

The Texas House on Friday passed a bill to financially penalize the state's largest cities if they cut their police budgets. The...

Texas Hasn’t Said When or How Inmates Will Receive the Coronavirus Vaccine

Texas’ prisons and jails have been coronavirus hot spots throughout the pandemic. At least about 200 Texas inmates have died with COVID-19....
Prison Hand Sanitization

Federal Court Orders Texas Prison System To Provide Hand Sanitizer For Some Geriatric Inmates...

A federal judge ordered the Texas prison system on Tuesday to provide more protective measures against the coronavirus, like hand sanitizer for...

Texas Put Hundreds of Hours Into Finding and Arresting Police Brutality Protesters. Lawyers Call...

Nearly a month after Keegan Godsey attended an unruly protest against police brutality at the Texas Capitol in May, state police officers...

The Only Texas Prison Reporting Zero Coronavirus Cases Is Where Inmates Make Soap. But...

The only Texas prison that hasn’t had any staff or inmates test positive for the new coronavirus is the same one where...

He Was Supposed to Be in Prison Less Than a Year. Instead, He Died...

James Allen Smith was only supposed to be at a Texas prison for a matter of months, sentenced to a drug and...

Inmates Report Dangerous Practices Inside the Texas Prison with the Most Coronavirus Deaths

Within the walls of the Texas prison with the most reported coronavirus deaths, the men locked inside are telling a drastically different...
Rodney Reed execution

Rodney Reed execution stopped by Texas court

Rodney Reed was scheduled to be executed Wednesday.  YouTube screenshot Texas' highest criminal court halted Rodney Reed's...

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