Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice

Friday, June 18, 2021

On Tuesday, June 15, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted to delay moving forward with the design of a new women's jail for at least a year. The decision came after more than three hours of testimony from more than 100 callers, including formerly incarcerated women and leaders from Austin Justice Coalition, the Lilith FundTexas Criminal Justice CoalitionTexas Fair Defense ProjectGrassroots Leadership, and other activist organizations.

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