Topic: Prisons

Solitary Confinement in Texas Prisons Does Not Work

Feb. 16, 2015
Solitary Confinement in Texas Prisons Does Not Work

Of all the statistics that point to an urgent need to reform the use of solitary confinement in Texas prisons, there's one that is most striking: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released more than 1,200 people directly from solitary confinement back into Texas communities in 2013.

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Policy Brief Calls for Mandatory HIV Tests in State Prisons

Oct. 25, 2012

Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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