The gift of freedom for Texas children of the incarcerated
The Gift of Freedom for Texas children of the Incarcerated
Texas continues to deny 1st time aggravated offenders the opportunity at parole.
The prejudistic state laws fail us to one day have the chance of being re-united with our family. Meanwhile, Texas prisons get overcrowded by the day. The system (prisons) are stagnet with so many parole denials. But this is true mainly in women prisons. Our children being raised by family members, by strangers, by older siblings. It's the sad reality of why the horrendous cycle of incarceration does not end. So many hurt children, without their mothers, looking for a way to relief and cope with their pain. So many families broken, and never given the opportunity to be restored, reunited and made whole.
The State of Texas needs to come up with a better plan in order stop the prison overcrowding. But especially to give these "abandoned" children the "gift of freedom" by being allowed to be raised in their own family with their own mother.
I vote for a new house bill to be established for this great plan.
If you are working on an APWA-related project, please let us know how you plan to utilize the Archive. We hope to share information about your work with our readers and, whenever possible, with relevant APWA authors.
APWA is an open access archive. We encourage use of the writings for research, course planning, and projects engaged in examination of the criminal legal system. Reproduction of essays in their entirety infringes on author copyright without their explicit consent from the writers. Please contact us if you plan to reproduce entire essays; we will do our best to put you in contact with the authors for consent, and their compensation for any project that is profit making.