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Families Speak Out: Their Loved Ones Died in our Jails

Oct 12th, 2015 | By

  Texas families receive support, information and advocacy from our two staffers. We are in critical need of small donations to continue this work! Please go to texasjailproject.org to donate by regular mail or through PayPal. Any amount! Thank you. Email not displaying correctly? Stop Needless Deaths!  The death of Nathan King from an illness he contracted in the



County Jail Survey

Jun 5th, 2015 | By
County Jail Survey

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TJP's New National Partner & 2015 Lege News

Feb 24th, 2015 | By

The 2015 Texas Legislative Session is underway. Keep reading to find out about  the bills that we are supporting. Email not displaying correctly?. Texas Jail Project partners with Nation Inside to tell your Jailhouse Stories! Texas Jail Project kicked off our Jailhouse Stories campaign in 2014, and for the past year we’ve been collecting stories about what happens when



Jailhouse Stories: Effects of Pretrial Detention

Jun 12th, 2014 | By
Jailhouse Stories: Effects of Pretrial Detention

Do you know that everyday Texans are losing jobs and being disconnected from their families while  waiting for their cases to be processed?  They are the “innocent until proven guilty” and their numbers are astounding: 60% of the people in your average Texas county jail haven’t yet been convicted of anything, but are kept behind



Texas Jail Project takes Jailhouse Stories on the road

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

We need your donation of $50 to help pay the bills! Please send a check to Texas Jail Project, 1712 E. Riverside, Box 190, Austin, TX 78741 or go to our PAYPAL Donation Button…It’s tax deductible! Email not displaying correctly?. TJP heads down the highway to find Jailhouse Stories   Texas Jail Project has created an exciting new project called Jailhouse Stories:



Texas Jail Project saw a lot of action in 2013!

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

Happy new year from Texas Jail Project, and remember: this is your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation in 2013! Email not displaying correctly?.            A family photo of Edwinta Deckard, who died in the                        Nacogdoches County Jail at the age of 53.  



Texas Criticized in UN Report on Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Oct 5th, 2013 | By
Texas Criticized in UN Report on Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

The international community is now reading about Texas in this new report on shackling in the U.S. Unfortunately. Some of the information is derived from research and observations by Texas Jail Project.



Should Senator Carona Keep County Jails in his Bill?

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

It is now estimated that more than a quarter of all the inmates held in county jails in Texas are mentally ill people in need of treatment or hospitalization!  Email not displaying correctly?. Texas Jail Project Alert: April 2013 Why Not Look at County Jails Too? Can you call a Texas Senator’s office and voice



Texas Jail Project & A Tale of Two Nonprofits

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

 TJP thanks Grits for Breakfast, The San Antonio Current, and The Texas Tribune for good reporting on jail issues in 2012.      Email not displaying correctly?. A Tale of Two Non Profits:  Helping Those With Nowhere to Turn   “I truly appreciate the important work this organization is doing for a forgotten population. It makes



July 17 Hearing about County Jails at the Capitol

Jul 12th, 2012 | By

 A legislalative committee called County Affairs discusses issues affecting county government in preparation for January’s legislature, and public input is allowed. Email not displaying correctly?. Texas Jail Project Alert: Come to Austin to Speak Out Tuesday!July 17, 2012 Austin Hearing Will Cover County Jail’s Treatment of People in Withdrawal Here is your chance, if you