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Criminal Justice

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For some, this is the only graduation ceremony they have ever had. For others, it’s the most important ceremony of their lives: a Bexar County program designed for people with felony convictions related to substance-use disorders.


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What happens to people after they're released from the Texas criminal justice system? Probation is typically the next step, but what does that process look like and how does it work?


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Findings by the Texas Smart-On-Crime Coalition suggest that Texas Republican Party primary voters are in favor of reforming some of the state's law enforcement policies. 


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The cutoff for criminal responsibility in Texas was increased to age 17 in the year 1918. Before that, 9-year-olds could be prosecuted as adults.

Federal and state officials are investigating Brown County’s County Attorney Shane Britton. There are questions about Britton’s practice of accepting donations from suspects in misdemeanor criminal cases to pay their way out of being prosecuted.

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