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Texas Civil Rights Project

Prison Book-Banning Policies Called Arbitrary and Self-Serving

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

Every year, the American Library Association declares the final week of September "Banned Books Week," commemorated in many libraries with displays designed to highlight often-overreaching censorship of school and public libraries.

Michael McLaughlin

Sheriff Allegedly Recorded Inmates' Phone Calls With Attorneys

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

A sheriff's department in Texas recorded what should have been private phone calls between lawyers and inmates, and provided prosecutors with copies o...

Michael McLaughlin

Police Raiding Homes Without Knocking Puts Lives At Risk: Rights Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

Police across Texas often violate the Constitution and put the lives of officers and civilians at risk by entering homes unannounced, a civil rights g...

Michael McLaughlin

HOW DO THEY CALL THIS PLACE A COOLER? Texas Inmate Sues Over Scorching Prison Heat

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

A former inmate claiming a Texas prison reached dangerously high temperatures without relief may sue the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday. A...