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Articles by Tyler Hicks

Frozen in Place: How Winter Storms Push Texas Jails and Prisons to the Brink

by Tyler Hicks

When Jerome Van Zandt was booked into Harris County Jail in November 2020, he was optimistic. “There’s no way I’ll be here more than three months,” he told himself. A Navy veteran with 20 years of service, he had been caught with less than a gram of ...