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Hurricane Harvey:Texas Prisons Evacuated

Photo–NBC News Photo-Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston area. Because of the historic flooding, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice started evacuating inmates from five prisons. Approximately 6,000 inmates were transferred by buses this past weekend. The five prisons were the Terrell, Stringfellow and Ramsey prisons in Brazoria County. The […]

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Opioid Epidemic Increases Jail Suicides?

Have jail suicides increased at the same time that Opioid deaths have increased nationally (Opioid Epidemic). For example, data from the Massachusetts state Department of Public Health indicated opioid-related overdose deaths started to increase from 656 in 2011 to 2,069 in 2016. During the same years, all 14 county Massachusetts sheriffs’ departments reported that suicides […]

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If Mark Zuckerberg Really Wants to Help Reform!

Photo:Business Insider On August 1, the Tech insider reported that Mark Zuckerberg wants to spend his billions reforming education, housing, and criminal justice. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan has already made substantial investments in education, but their criminal justice initiatives are just beginning. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), has donated funds to Measures for […]

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