Camille Cain, Managing Director of Texas, said: statement.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott opposed each other on several notable issues, including a new state law banning almost all abortions, but both addressed the issue of state juvenile prisons. I’ve been trying. ..
In July, Mr Abbott asked Texas Rangers, a division of the state’s public security bureau, to investigate juvenile justice bureau officials for allegations of illegal activity with imprisoned children.
“Child welfare is a bipartisan issue, which allows us to see reforms in politically divided states,” said Brett M., Youth Justice Director of Texas Appleseed, a criminal justice and legal aid group. .Murfish says.
Texas Appleseed is working with another group, Disability Rights Texas, to complain about youth sexual assault, physical abuse, gang activity details, chronic staff shortages, and inadequate mental health care in institutions. I filed a complaint.
Advocates complained to the Justice Department last fall, saying Murfish was encouraged by the investigation and hoped it would mark the beginning of a real change.
“This is not a new issue in Texas,” Murfish said.
Chad E. Meacham, Deputy Federal Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, said many children were already traumatized when they entered the Texas criminal justice system.