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Vol. 27, No. 3: The Abolitionist South

Texas Prisons

A Million Unanswered Questions

by Britney Gulley

The injustices keep worsening. How can prisoners report the abuse when they have no voice?

When will the hate stop? When will justice be served? Injustices at the prisons in Texas are perpetual. Correctional officers go to work bullying, assaulting, harassing, discriminating, raping, belittling, taunting, judging, and retaliating against prisoners! Treating prisoners inhumanely and subjecting prisoners to inhumane conditions and torturous treatment is the norm in Texas. Being Black or transgender is having a target over your head and back to be singled out and a victim of all sorts of abuse. Why doesn’t discipline exist for correctional officers in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) when they’re guilty of abusing their authority? Why does Texas allow prisoners to be abused? Why so many suicides in Texas prisons?

This article appears as an abstract above, the complete article can be accessed in Project Muse
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