TAVP is collaborating with the Texas Justice Initiative (TJI) on a project to document the stories and experiences of those that have been directly impacted by deaths in Texas’ criminal justice system, especially deaths in police, jail, and prison custody. Much like TAVP’s mission to better understand how the death penalty impacts individuals, families, and communities, TJI’s mission is to know more about who is dying in Texas’ jails and prisons, bring attention to the lives that have been lost, and provide a foundation for research toward solutions that will save lives.
[Photo of Angela Brown by Matthew Gossage]
By Mehdia Mrabet
Mehdia Mrabet (UT-Austin 2019) finished her fall 2017 TAVP internship by writing a research paper exploring the traumatic impacts of the death penalty on the families of both murder victims and death-sentenced individuals. She writes, “The fact of the matter is that there is no reform to the death penalty process that could render re-traumatization […]