The state's juvenile justice system is failing the girls in its custody, according to a new report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. The findings of a one-day survey of approximately 100 girls at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex suggest that the residents, most of whom ... More >>
Justice Jim Sharp of the 1st Court of Appeals is a guy who doesn't mince words, it's safe to say. He's dealing with the fallout of all that, as the State Commission on Judicial Conduct has hit him with a public reprimand for his actions in connection with a January arrest of a friend's daughter in ... More >>
Problem may be solvedTwo years ago we wrote about how Harris County incarcerates juveniles who have been certified as adults for trial while they are waiting their day in court. It wasn't pretty -- they were kept in the county jail, but left in isolation for 23 hours a day. Legislators, par ... More >>
Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.
The rise and fall of pork bellies, by the writer of Urinetown
Reader weigh in on youths in state homes and behind bars.
Teens could go to TYC till they're 19, then have another hearing to determine parole or prison after that.
Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.
A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.
A state law can't break up a juvenile courtroom gang
Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success
For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.
The Honorable George E. Risner, Precinct 2, Place 2
Abrasive encounters with some Hispanics, cash-and-carry court appointments coupled with hefty campaign contributions. Critics wonder if Pat Shelton's speedy dockets are outrunning justice.
Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.
A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication
Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise