🦄 Investigative, Prison

Harris County Jail Crisis in Houston, Texas Kills Dozens

The Harris County Jail is the third-largest jail in the U.S. and the largest jail in Texas. Located in Houston, it also confines the most people with mental illness in the state. Despite its complicated history, the public is largely unaware of the myriad issues at the jail. This report covers how the massive backlog of felony cases and pretrial detention contribute to the deaths of dozens of detainees amid overcrowding, medical crises, and a lack of mental health services.

🦄 Prison

Myon Burrell Released Following 18 Years in Jail

St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Board of Pardons announced Tuesday evening Myon Burrell’s life sentence will be commuted to 20 years and that he should be released immediately from the Stillwater Prison. Burrell was convicted as a teenager for the murder of 11-year-old Tyesha…

🦄 Community, Police, Protest & Direct Action, Social Control

#Justice4Jamar Camp Expands; Minneapolis Residents Block I-94; Unicorn Riot Reporter & 40+ Others Arrested

Minneapolis, MN – After an array of organizers from concerned community members to Black Lives Matter Minneapolis to the Black Liberation Project spontaneously organized the #4thPrecinctShutDown, donations from the extended community poured in along with the rain and a furthered determination to stay. Here are…