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Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

04/01/2014

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Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth Facilities

A criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.

02/14/2013

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Work Programs for Inmates Scale Back

A county jail in West Texas is cutting down on work programs for inmates.

03/18/2012