Monthly Archives: February 2016

Several states moving to ban powdered alcohol

Several states have enacted prohibitions on the sale of alcohol in powdered form since the Texas Legislature considered, but did not approve, a ban on the product in 2015. By the end of 2015, 27 states had banned powdered alcohol, … Continue reading

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States consider limits on use of solitary confinement

Debate about the use of solitary confinement in prisons has prompted states to examine their policies, with several making changes in recent years. Some have limited the use of solitary confinement or have modified living conditions in solitary confinement housing. … Continue reading

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Texas examines mental health issues in county jails

In the wake of high-profile jail suicides in Texas in the last year, the Texas House and Senate are studying mental health issues and regulation of county jails this interim. Both chambers have heard proposals that could lead to legislation … Continue reading

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