Black and Latinx Leaders of Texas Respond to Gun Violence in Texas

  Today our partners at Community Justice Action Fund penned the following letter signed by Black and Latinx Leaders across Texas to demand an end to Gun Violence in our communities following the deadly mass shooting in El Paso: We,…

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Harris County Moving Towards Free Phone Calls

  Free Jail Phone Calls Are Possible  Securus Technologies is one of approximately five large firms providing telephone, video, and emailing services to our jails and prisons across the country. As most of us know, it is extremely important for…

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Does the First Step Act Achieve Criminal Justice Reforms Sought by Many?

Over the past few months conversations have been surrounding the White House about the administration working on criminal justice reform. While pastors and rap artist Kanye West received swift backlash from criminal justice advocates and others for meeting with President…

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Beyond Free Speech?

The first amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees each of us the freedom of speech except in certain instances. Those instances would include speech that creates a clear and present danger, incites violence or disrupts the peace, or amounts…

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We Must Confront the Real Issue…White Supremacy

Over the past week, our country has been reeling from the deaths of two more black men at the hands of police and the deadly attack on several police officers in Dallas, Texas. In the midst of it all, many…

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Guilty Of Innocence

This ladies and gentlemen this is Davontae Sanford, a 23-year-old exoneree from Detroit, Michigan. When Sanford was just 14 years-old, he plead guilty to the involvement of the murders of four individuals, but he was innocent! Now I know that…

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The Latest Unsolved Mystery

According to the Houston Police Department’s spoke’s person, 33 year old Robert Stephen was taken into custody on Sunday, December 27, 2015 on alleged public intoxication and resisting arrest charges. Based on his “behavior,” he was placed in an isolation…

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Inmate Injustice: Bland vs Stephen

On July 13, 2015 the Waller county jail in Hempstead, Texas claimed that Sandra Bland took her own life in an isolation cell using a plastic bag. The country watched in outrage over her arrest and subsequent death. The family…

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Open Letter to Abusive “Law Enforcers”

When did it become necessary for regular, everyday citizens to take on the role of “Big Brother” to combat police brutality?   To those of you who have decided to take advantage of the authority given to you by your…

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The Battle For Justice: The Flint Water Crisis

After two long years, the residents of Flint, Michigan have finally been heard by national media outlets that have reported on the catastrophic impacts the lead contaminated water has had on Flint’s children, adults, and the infrastructure of the city…

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