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False confessions, coercive interrogations, hardly a new problem

Not a Texas topic, but until this NY Times obituary, I’d never heard the story of how the late, great Connie Hawkins – an ABA, Globetrotter, and NBA star in the ’60s and ’70s – was banned from pro ball in his prime based on false and unproven allegations of…

Roundup: Justice delayed after Harvey, ICE raids focused on non-criminals, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends on a beautiful Saturday morning that merit Grits readers’ attention: The Dallas News published a good primer on bail reform issues with lots of links. See also new coverage of the Harris County bail lawsuit from the Texas Observer. After supporters of Attorney…

Declines in TX recidivism led by parole success

Texas’ recidivism rates are declining, according to this publication from the Council of State Governments Justice Center. According to them, parole revocations are down 33 percent since 2007, re-incarceration rates are down 25 percent, and rearrest rates are down 6 percent. Reduced parole revocations are clearly the biggest success (and…