Texas is very hot in the summer, and so are Texas prisons. This is a fact, and has been a fact since the inception of the Texas prison system in 1848.
Texas’ success has inspired reform across our nation. But many states are poised to surpass the Lone Star State as a juvenile justice policy leader. Due to a recent nationwide movement to raise the age of criminal responsibility, Texas remains one of only six states where 17-year-olds have adult criminal responsibility.
As long as Texas believes that educational opportunity is essential to our state's freedom and prosperity and Historically Black Universities such as Prairie View A&M University are willing to evolve and respond to the call of liberty and opportunity with a quality academic product, the HBU concept is relevant and necessary.