What We're ReadingNews that caught our attention or cited the Texas Justice Initiative from across the Lone Star State and beyond.
S4 Bonus: Not a Gotcha or Anti-Policing Sentiment (Analysis)Published on December 28, 2020
A bonus episode of KXAN's podcast series Catalyst features an in-depth conversation between the series' reporters Josh Hinkle, David Barer and TJI Executive Director Eva Ruth Moravec about TJI and our data collection work. The episode capped off the Catalyst's latest season, which highlights the in-custody death of Herman Titus.
Inmates facing big virus risks not near top of vaccine listsPublished on December 16, 2020
Reporting by Colleen Sleven and Patty Nieberg shows that incarcerated individuals are far from the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine, despite being hard-hit. Texas and four other states comprise the highest number of coronavirus cases in prisons, they write, yet none of those states' plans to the CDC in October included prioritizing incarcerated people.
Impact Report: COVID-19 and Jails December 2020 UpdatePublished on December 6, 2020
In this December update, the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice examines 19 million daily jail records from 2020 to see how bookings, releases and rebookings changed during the pandemic.
Excited Delirium: The controversial syndrome that can be used to protect police from misconduct chargesPublished on December 13, 2020
60 Minutes' John Dickerson reported on "excited delirium," which was cited in the deaths of George Floyd and Elijah McClain, and how law enforcement have used it in justifying injecting individuals with ketamine.
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