Texas Justice Initiative is a nonprofit organization that collects, analyzes, publishes oversight for criminal justice data throughout Texas.

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News that caught our attention or cited the Texas Justice Initiative from across the Lone Star State and beyond.
  • 2021 Was Deadliest Year for Law Enforcement Officers in History

    2021 Was Deadliest Year for Law Enforcement Officers in History

    Published on January 11, 2022

    A new report from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund found that Covid-19 fatalities were the leading cause of death of law enforcement officers in the U.S. in 2021.

  • DOJ Can Improve Publication of Use of Force Data and Oversight of Excessive Force Allegations

    DOJ Can Improve Publication of Use of Force Data and Oversight of Excessive Force Allegations

    Published on December 7, 2021

    The nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office analyzed the collection and dissemination of data on law enforcement's use of force and found quite a bit of room for improvement.

  • Locked Up And Left To Die

    Locked Up And Left To Die

    Published on November 1, 2021

    Reporters Michael Barajas and Sophie Novack report on the Texas Rangers' death investigations for the hundreds of people who've died in Texas jails, revealing, "how Texas' patchwork regulatory system repeatedly fails to ensure safe conditions behind bars."

  • Some States Are Cloaking Prison COVID Data

    Some States Are Cloaking Prison COVID Data

    Published on October 27, 2021

    Stateline reporter Michael Ollove digs into data on COVID-19 in Texas' prisons, and specifically, on the difference between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's dashboard and TJI's data, which comes from state-mandated custodial death reports.

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