Hoping to Reform Justice System, Groups Eye Sunset Review

With the Texas Legislature set to begin the state review process for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Board of Pardons and Paroles in January, advocacy groups have already begun lobbying the Sunset Advisory Commission, which will conduct the review.

"As a human rights organization, our perspective is that these conditions are cruel and unusual, they violate the Constitution, and that it's illegal to house prisoners in these conditions," said Scott Medlock of the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

The group has already sent a letter to the Sunset Advisory Commission ...

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