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October 28, 2019
Voting Centers in Texas Jails

Voting rights for people awaiting trial in Texas

The history of voter disenfranchisement is as old as voting itself. In medieval Europe, the punishment of “civil death” meant that a person was unable to participate in society in any way, including voting, and sometimes even literally forced to live in...
March 14, 2016

Texas Marijuana Policy Reform 101

During our SXSW marijuana panel, we announced a new study on the economic impact of marijuana laws in every Texas county. You can donate to the study at www.progresstexas.org/marijuana .
September 29, 2015

Watch HBO Documentary of Obama's Historic Prison Visit

America spends a mind boggling $40 billion per year on a broken, ineffective, and racially biased (see our previous blog) criminal justice system. We are home to just 5% of the worlds population, but 25% of the world's entire prison population. Last...
September 28, 2015

Timeline: Sandra Bland Resources (UPDATED)

Like many of you, we've spent the last few months following the news and updates about Sandra Bland, the 28-year old Texas woman who was needlessly arrested then subsequently found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Sandra Bland's death gained...