Topic: Michele Deitch

Concerns About Certified Juveniles in Texas County Jails Raised by LBJ School Report

May 10, 2012

A new report on conditions facing juveniles being held in adult jails in Texas, released by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, reveals that county jails are being forced to choose between housing juveniles in isolation or commingling them with adult offenders, putting either the youths' mental health or physical safety at risk.

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Experts Offer Analysis of Issues Facing 82nd Texas State Legislative Session

Jan. 11, 2011

January 11 marks the beginning of the 82nd Texas State Legislature. While the state budget and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, a myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.

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Everything's tougher in Texas

Nov. 22, 2010
"Texas Tough" book cover

This Know series explores different perspectives on the modern prison system and how it ties into history, race and contemporary policy with an emphasis on Texas.

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Texas' love affair with incarceration

Nov. 22, 2010
Texas' love affair with incarceration

Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice policy, argues that Texas' incarceration policies have shaped America's modern prison system.

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In the Know

May 11, 2010
In the Know

The May 11 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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