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

Texas Politicians Search For Solutions After Another Mass Shooting. Experts Say We’ve Already Found...

A fruitless and predictable myopia tends to take over political discussion after gun-spawned tragedies like the massacre in Uvalde.

Melissa Lucio’s Execution Halted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday halted the scheduled Wednesday execution of Melissa Lucio, whose death sentence has drawn international...

Facing Harsh Criticism In The Melissa Lucio Case, Texas Prosecutor May Temporarily Spare The...

At a combative legislative hearing, the Cameron County district attorney indicated Tuesday he may step in and stop Melissa Lucio's April 27...

After Pursuing An Indictment, Starr County District Attorney Drops Murder Charge Over Self-Induced Abortion

After charging a woman with murder over a self-induced abortion, forcing her to spend three days in jail and drawing national attention,...

Texas’ Border Operation Is Meant To Stop Cartels And Smugglers. More Often, It Arrests...

For the past year, thousands of Texas National Guard members and state troopers have been sweeping through brush along the Rio Grande...

Texas Continues Imprisoning Migrants Without Filing Charges Or Appointing Lawyers, Court Filings Claim

As court fights continue over the constitutionality of Gov. Greg Abbott’s mass arrests of migrants at the Texas-Mexico border, new legal filings...

In Latest Blunder, Charges Dropped Against Migrants Arrested In Texas Governor’s Border Crackdown Because...

Trespassing charges filed against dozens of migrants arrested under Gov. Greg Abbott’s “catch and jail” border security initiative were dropped last week...

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...
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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...

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