The NY Times: Jail Is a Death Sentence for a Growing Number of Americans

In Houston’s jail, where the population is at its highest in a decade, 24 people have died this year. More than half had a history of mental problems. “Houston, whose jail has reached its highest population count in over a decade, is far from the only city where jails have become more fatal. Deaths have […]

4 Houston Police Officers Fired Over The Deadly Shooting Of Nicolas Chavez

“City Council member Robert Gallegos…said the shooting underscored the need for better mental health services in Houston. ‘We should be sending more mental health professionals to a psychiatric crisis, not just armed law enforcement officers…The police alone are not the right people to intervene in psychological crises. It is not the right way to enhance […]