Texas Department of Criminal Justice

For transgender inmate who filed suit, parole and maybe a settlement

Passion Star has spent nearly 14 years in Texas prisons, where she alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted, beaten and threatened. State officials have discussed settling the federal lawsuit Star filed over her treatment, court records show.

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Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune

New program moves women from prison to life

Before they can earn their freedom, about 40 Texas prisoners will be the first to complete a six-month program that focuses on decision-making and life skills. 

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