Subject:

Juvenile Justice

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    State Criminal Justice System Group: "Texas Failing Traumatized Girls"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Judge Jim #@&*@ Sharp: Rate His Cursing As He Tries To Spring Friend's Daughter From Jail

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    No More Juveniles Isolated In Harris County Jail?

    Problem may be solved​Two 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • News

    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Pig Farm

    The rise and fall of pork bellies, by the writer of Urinetown

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    Confined Youth

    Reader weigh in on youths in state homes and behind bars.

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    For Their Own Good: A Chance at Rehabilitation

    Teens could go to TYC till they're 19, then have another hearing to determine parole or prison after that.

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    For Their Own Good

    Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Cut Short

    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.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Juvenile

    Reality Check

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Old Ways Die Hard

    A state law can't break up a juvenile courtroom gang

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Protective Wrapping

    Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Justice of the Peace

    The Honorable George E. Risner, Precinct 2, Place 2

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Bully on the Bench?

    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.

  • News

    August 7, 1997

    What Really Happened To Rodeny Hulin?

    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.

  • News

    February 2, 1995
  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Video Pulpit

    A Houston judge takes his quest for juvenile justice into national syndication

  • News

    September 29, 1994
  • News

    August 25, 1994

    Losing Track

    Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise

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