Texas National Guard Called To Help Staff Youth Prisons Amid COVID SurgeAs COVID cases rise, members of the Texas National Guard have been called in to help at youth prisons due to issues with staffing levels.
Justice Department Investigating Conditions At 5 Texas Juvenile FacilitiesThe investigation will examine whether Texas provides children confined in the facilities reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents.
Gov. Abbott Orders Investigation Into Reports Of 'Illegal Behavior' At Texas Juvenile Justice DepartmentGov. Greg Abbott on Monday ordered the Texas Rangers to investigate reports of "illegal behavior" at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
Texas Juvenile Center Employee Arrested For Alleged Sexual Activity With Minor In CustodyTodd Hanks, 50, joined the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in 2005.
Second Evins Regional Juvenile Center Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19The Texas Juvenile Justice Department has announced that a second youth development coach at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg tested positive for the coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Texas: Death Toll Surpasses 300, Close To 2,600 Have RecoveredMore than 14,600 Texans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 318 people who had it have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Report: Texas Saw Increase In Student Arrests For ThreatsA new report shows a sharp increase in arrests of Texas students for threatening violence in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Texas Youth Prison Guards Allegedly Choked Teen UnconsciousTwo Texas youth prison guards are accused of choking a teenager in custody until he became unconscious and asking him if he was "ready to go sleep."
Texas Youth Prison Workers Arrested Amid Abuse InvestigationTexas authorities say four current and former employees of the state's troubled youth prison system have been arrested.
Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth FacilitiesA criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.
Texas Lawmakers To Discuss Juvenile Justice SystemTexas lawmakers are to discuss ways of reducing the number of young people in the state's juvenile justice system through early intervention programs.