Bearing the Barriers

The justice system, specifically the housing system, of America can make life much more difficult for someone with a criminal record. For example, though millions of people are released from jails and prisons combined every year in America, many of…

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TRAP DOOR

Probation and Parole is often described as a trap, one foot in the door (prison) one foot out. For many offenders who can’t afford adequate counsel, probation can seem like a saving grace a second chance, a way to avoid…

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Locked Out: Housing Ban for the Formerly Incarcerated

Having a criminal record comes with a price even after one has served his or her time. Criminal records have long-lasting effects on individuals even after their probation or parole term has expired. Being labeled a “criminal” with a criminal…

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THE UNITED STATES HAS AN ADDICTION: IT’S PUNISHMENT

History students across the country grow up learning that the United States of America is “the land of the free” but what they aren’t being taught is that the US is also the land of the harshly punished and overly…

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Balanced Owed

Once a person completes a court order probation, serves a prison sentence day-for day or time served in conjunction with a period of time spent on parole, the truth of the situation is the court order punishment has ended. The…

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LWOP: The Ultimate Power Trip

Please join me in a fictitious tale based on unfortunate real life events. Times have always been hard for Marquan, a Shreveport native, for as far back as he could remember. He never had money for lunch let alone fifty…

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HONORING THE PAST, FIGHTING INJUSTICE FOR THE FUTURE

March to commemorate the Texas Southern University 1960 Student Sit-ins Check out the interview given by Pure Justice Executive Director on KPRC regarding this event here!

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POLICING WHILE BLACK – PODCAST REPLAY

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What’s Next From Our Community Champion? Economic Opportunities!

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 the Pure Justice Executive Director, Sasha Legette was recognized by the Texas Organizing Project as a Community Champion for her undeniable, relentless commitment to the communities of Harris County. She is hyper-focused on being solutions…

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Scorecard

On August 24, 2019 our members spent hours thinking through issues impacting them, their families, and their neighbors that were not reflected in many of the candidate platforms they reviewed. After tough conversations and continuous debate, our members identified eight…

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