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We've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4.


 

"We're still very much in the fight for a better tomorrow and now is not the time to give up. I want to be able to tell future generations that I did my best to protect their basic right to vote."


 

Huntsville, Texas—On 13 September, members of Huntsville-based AFSCME Texas Corrections, the union representing TDCJ employees throughout the state, gathered in Austin to discuss their priorities for next year’s legislative session.

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Senator Warren has a message for AFSCME members. While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall.


 

Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court by a former prisoner against Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation’s largest private, for-profit prison operators, and two of its employees for allegedly allowing the defendant to be sexually assaulted by other inmates at a facility in Bartlett, Texas. Read more >>>

We will never forget.


 

Huntsville, Texas—Last week a ceiling collapsed at a privately operated prison in East Texas, injuring 19 inmates. The incident has some industry critics suggesting that a major cause of the problem is the for-profit model of the private prison industry.

In an interview with reporters, prison officials stated that the incident occurred just before noon on Saturday at the Diboll Correctional Center in an inmate dayroom area.  According to David Driskell, the facility’s warden, 85 inmates were subsequently transferred to another facility pending an evaluation of the damages.

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