Category Archives: Events-Austin

Save the Date: Trapped in the System: Mass Incarceration in Texas, 2/10

Thanks to our friends with the ACLU of Texas for providing us the info.

February 10 at 2:00pm until February 11 at 12:00pm

Register today:

Texas has 94 university campuses and 114 state prisons (not counting jails, federal lockups, and juvenile facilities.

With more buildings to lock people up than to educate people, Texas must change its priorities. Ensuring that our children have a good education is one of the best ways to keep them out of the criminal justice system. Between 1980 and 2000 the ratio of growth in Texas corrections to higher education spending was 7:1.

Join us in Austin Feb 10-11 for Trapped in the System: Mass Incarceration in Texas. We’ll discuss the causes of mass incarceration, how we can reduce it, and how the criminalization of communities in Texas has led to skyrocketing incarceration rates.

Day 1 | Symposium
We’ll discuss the causes of mass incarceration and how we can reduce it. Followed by a social reception.

Sunday, February 10, 2pm-5pm
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown
111 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Day 2 | Lobby Day
You’ll get a chance to go to the Capitol with us and meet your lawmakers.

Monday, Feb 11 9am-12pm
Meet at Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701