by Jim Thompson
Manny Fernandez at The New York Times writes about the success of Texans for Public Justice, a public policy group dedicated to fighting political corruption in Texas. The group was founded by Craig McDonald, who provided the keynote address at the 2013 Texas ACS Regional Convening.
In The Los Angeles Times, Paige St. John reports that California will be the first state in the nation to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.
Dylan Walsh at The Atlantic explores the collateral consequences attached to juvenile criminal sentences.
At The American Prospect, Rachel M. Cohen discusses the growing movement to restore voting rights to former prisoners.