A Prison by Any Other Name

by Maya Schenwar  (Author), Victoria Law  (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword)  SOURCE: https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Any-Other-Name-Consequences-ebook/dp/B07VPL283N#:~:text=In%20Prison%20by%20Any%20Other,status%20quo%20when%20pursuing%20change. A crucial indictment of widely embraced “alternatives to incarceration” that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance “But what does it mean—really—to celebrate reforms that convert your home into your prison?”—Michelle Alexander, from the foreword Electronic monitoring. Locked-down drug treatment centers.Continue reading “A Prison by Any Other Name”

Deplorable Conditions and CoVid-19

My brother is in the Littlefield Texas Civil Commitment facility. He was working in the kitchen when he came in contact with a free world worker with Covid-19 in early August. He has been in quarantine with other kitchen workers since that time. He just recently tested positive on September 13th and has been lockedContinue reading “Deplorable Conditions and CoVid-19”

CALL DAILY, DEMAND JUSTICE

Governor Abbott-(512) 463-2000 – Office of the Governor Main Switchboard(office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST) OR CLICK HERE to share your opinion: https://gov.texas.gov/apps/contact/opinion.aspx Senator Hinojosa-(capitol) 512-463-0120 / 956-318-0725 Senator Menendez-(capitol) 512-463-0126 / 210-733-6604 Senator Alvarado-(capitol) 512-463-0106 / 713-926-6257 Senator Miles-(capitol) 512-463-0113 / 713-665-8322 / 713-223-0387 Senator Zaffarini-(capitol) 512-463-0121 / 956-722-2293 Representative MattContinue reading “CALL DAILY, DEMAND JUSTICE”

People You Can Contact

American Civil Liberties Union ACLU of Texas Executive Director: Terri Burke info@aclutx.org / (713) 942-8146 Web: http://www.aclutx.org NAACP of Lubbock / info@lubbocknaacp.org / Jessica E Hollidai, Assistant Treasurer, Lubbock NAACP #6198 / (806) 401-1657 / jessicahollidai@outlook.com League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) LULAC 263 lulac263@gmail.com / Web: http://www.lulac263lubbock.org Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (334) 956-8200 orContinue reading “People You Can Contact”

Judge in controversial sex offender program under fire

Critics say Montgomery County jurist’s version of Texas justice crosses the line Houston Chronicle: Dec. 30, 2014 Updated: Jan. 23, 2015 5:15 p.m., Anita Hassan and Mike Ward  ___________________________________________________ CONROE – Sixteen times in the past four months, defense attorneys have petitioned to have him removed from hearing cases because of perceived bias. Eight times he has gotten theContinue reading “Judge in controversial sex offender program under fire”

A Resident’s Pandemic Timeline

**This information was obtained from a resident in the facility. It is copied in its entirety. MARCH 2020: Began a 23 hour lockdown to promote social distancing. This does not include reduction in group size or frequency. Visitation discontinued completely. 3 hours twice a week (12 residents and 1 therapist in a 18×24 ft. room)Continue reading “A Resident’s Pandemic Timeline”

The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

By Aya Gruber  Order from the publisher, University of California Press. >>>https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520304512/the–feminist-war-on-crime Read an excerpt:  Description:  Many feminists grapple with the problem of hyper-incarceration in the United States, and yet commentators on gender crime continue to assert that criminal law is not tough enough. This punitive impulse, prominent legal scholar Aya Gruber argues, is dangerous and counterproductive. In their questContinue reading “The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration”

HIGH TURNOVER

Littlefield TCCC has a tremendous turnover with clinical therapists. From September 1, 2015 to September 8, 2020, 25 clinical therapists have come and gone from the facility. This has a definite impact on continuity of clinical treatment. Many treatment services are not compliant due to the extreme turnover. On average this means, residents have newContinue reading “HIGH TURNOVER”

Editorial: Indefinite Imprisonment, on a Hunch

New York Times: Aug. 15, 2015, by The Editorial Board ___________________________________________________ The essence of the American criminal justice system is reactive, not predictive: You are punished for the crime you committed. You can’t be punished simply because you might commit one someday. You certainly can’t be held indefinitely to prevent that possibility. And yet thatContinue reading “Editorial: Indefinite Imprisonment, on a Hunch”

They served their prison sentences, but they’re still locked up

Southern Poverty Law Center: Feb. 16, 2018, by The Editors ___________________________________________________ SOURCE: https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/02/16/weekend-read-they-served-their-prison-sentences-theyre-still-locked The David Prescott essay I mentioned is the second piece, below… The Dobbs Wire:  Liberty stolen.  Legislators have created an extraordinary array of harsh laws for individuals convicted of sex offenses.  Prison terms are commonplace while twenty states and the federal governmentContinue reading “They served their prison sentences, but they’re still locked up”