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An Unsupported Population (2018)

This report, the second in our two-part series, takes a closer look at the issues facing women who are currently incarcerated. The centerpiece of this report is a survey of women we conducted to learn more about their experiences prior to and during incarceration.

A Confinement in Texas Solitary Failure: The Waste, Cost and Harm of Solitary

This report documents the dangerous and expensive practice of solitary confinement in Texas.

Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders

This document provides an up-to-date understanding of the nation’s progress in reducing confinement of juvenile status offenders.

From Recidivism to Recovery: The Case for Peer Support in Texas Correctional Facilities

This paper explores the use of mental health peer support services for inmates with mental illness during the re-entry process.               

Adult and Juvenile Correctional Population Projections: Fiscal Years 2014 to 2019

This is a great example of a report that informs the state legislature about population growth in both the adult and juvenile system.

Inmate Behavior Management: Brazos County Jail Case Study

This report explains how the Brazos County Jail in Texas implemented Inmate Behavior Management. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex, (L.G.B.T.I.) Training Program and Agency Policy

This collection is comprised of a training program and an agency policy regarding the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex inmates.

Safeguarding Your Sexual Safety: A PREA Orientation Video

This presentation for youth about PREA is intended to be used during orientation to the facility.

Criminal Records in the Digital Age: A Review of Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform in Texas

This report explains how access to criminal records can damage efforts for successful reentry and provides suggestions on how to solve this challenge.

Effective Approaches to Drug Crimes in Texas: Strategies to Reduce Crime, Save Money, and Treat Addiction

This report examines the need to replace incarceration of those with non-violent drug possession charges with community-based drug treatment.

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