5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Sept. 17

Click 2 Houston featured CJR and other organizations’ efforts to rehabilitate and help former inmates in their “things to know” feature for September 17, 2020. 

From the article: 

The discussion around criminal justice reform in Harris County is complex and often heated. Stakeholders disagree on what that change should look like and how to go about it. The issue of how to handle repeat offenders is a major sticking point.

According to the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, more than 70,000 people return to the community from Texas prisons each year. More than 1 million people cycle through Texas county jails according to the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University.

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