With an incarcerated population of approximately 150,000, Texas locks up more people than any other state. Mass incarceration in Texas is fueled and perpetuated by the over-incarceration of minority and impoverished populations at early stages of the criminal justice system and inhumane conditions of confinement that deprive inmates of meaningful mental healthcare and rehabilitative opportunities during their term of imprisonment.
Over the last 25 years, TCRP has established itself as a leader in litigating to achieve criminal justice reform in Texas.
Going forward, TCRP will spearhead criminal justice reform in Texas via a program focused on dismantling the underlying causes and effects of mass incarceration through strategic litigation targeted at reforming identifiable institutional practices and conditions that perpetuate mass incarceration at both the front and back end of the criminal justice system.
Incarcerated population – Texas locks up more people than any other state.
Texas’ incarceration rate in the nation
People incarcerated in Texas due to an inability to pay fines or bail
Black and Hispanic individuals in the prison population
Texas’ rank among states on prison spending