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Prisoners on Hunger Strike After Lockdown

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than a dozen prisoners at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas are on a hunger strike. The hunger strike is a protest for the lockdown of…



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Texas to Modify Its LGBTQ Inmate Policy

Texas Department of Criminal Justice has agreed to modify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ offenders to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. The modifications are part of a settlement from a 2014 civil rights by an LGBTQ ex-inmate who alleged she was raped and beaten while incarcerated.



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Banned Books at Texas Prisons

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has banned more than 10,000 books due to security reasons. These books which are banned not by security guards but by mail room employees. It seems these book could be used to help inmates make a weapon, plot an escape, or spark an uprising.


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Voting as an Ex-Offender

One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote?  The answer is “yes”, as long as they meet the qualifications.