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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Attempts to Limit Review of Bad Evidence in Criminal Trials

On Friday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a ruling on limitations he believes are imposed on the Forensic Science Commission’s ability to investigate past cases, even those which result in death sentences. The opinion was issued following a request by

CCA Being Investigated For Sexual Assault

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the corporation which has contracts to manage a number of Texas prisons, is currently under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement  as a result of allegations that their guards were groping and propositioning female prisoners

Texas Republicans Cancel $239 Million in Proposed Cuts in Prison and Parole System

Governor Rick Perry ordered state agencies to cut $1.2 billion in spending to assist in controlling a shortfall of up to $18 billion in this year's budget. The main issue of concern to readers of this blog is that there

U.S. Supreme Court Bans Life Without Parole for Juveniles

For once, Texas was ahead of the trends in the criminal justice system since last session Governor Perry signed SB 839, a bill authored by Senator Juan Hinojosa, which allowed juveniles to be considered for parole after 40 years. Not