Since 2006 the state has struggled to deal with a cascading series of problems with its prisons and is now undergoing its biggest transformation since 1851.
Inmates held in the DeKalb County Jail have been railing against conditions there. A social media post has brought attention to their pleas.
Lawsuits used to be a path to prison reform, but they're now an uphill battle for prisoners and their families.
Research has long shown that detention of youth can cause harm and is ineffective at preventing crime.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice currently has an ombudsman within the agency, but two state politicians argue that making the position independent will lead to more objectivity.
A member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee discusses the retaliation prisoners face when fighting for their rights.
A former inmate discusses the organization and demands behind the recent nationwide prison strike.
A look at the origins of the 2018 prison strike through a legacy of involuntary servitude.
According to a new report, while the overall number of inmates in the U.S. is declining, some states are still seeing their prison populations rise.
The First Step Act has passed the House, but it's likely to face opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate.
"It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense," Sessions wrote.
What started as a system to track sex-offenders has turned into a labyrinthine way of keeping surveillance on former convicts.
Inside the former prison-turned-museum and its new exhibit about the perils and inequities of mass incarceration in America.
Those with severe mental conditions are more likely to be incarcerated, and less likely to be granted opportunities such as parole.
A new report counts the costs that women, children, and families bear when a loved one gets incarcerated.