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Texas Youth Commission

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • 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.

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Job Market Blues

    So bad you'd put up with an (allegedly) masturbating boss?

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Texas' Youth Prisons Among The Worst For Sexual Abuse, Study Finds

    ​The Texas Youth Commission can't seem to stop its staff members from raping young inmates locked up at state facilities, according to a recently released federal report that paints the state agency as one of the worst in the country.The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics conducted the investiga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Guy Says He Has Scientific Proof Too Many People Get Sent To Jail

    Photo by the_kid_clConsidering the recent problems facing the Harris County jail, overcrowding and the high cost of keeping inmates locked up in this nose-dive economy, corrections expert Sean Hosman thinks he has a way to help: science.Hosman, CEO of Assessments.com, was in Houston this week talkin ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Houstonians Needed To Harass Judge

    The Houston Press's backpage.com classifieds section sometimes gets some odd submissions, and we were recently alerted to one. Sent by an anonymous source using the addy police_evidence123@yahoo.com, the post offered "thousands of part-time and full-time openings" for a vague company called "Sa ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    The New KKK

    ...is not quite what you'd expect

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Parts Unknown

    Did Donnie Riley kill Tarron Dixon, or was he shooting at someone else in a different Houston neighborhood that night 13 years ago?

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Attention Deficit

    Kristen Turner was supposed to have a better, safer life while in CPS custody, so how did the 14-year-old end up in the hospital?

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

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

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    February 2, 1995
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    May 5, 1994

    A Bad Place to Die

    Robbie Bayley's life led straight to his death. Only nobody could see where he was going.

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