We conclude our interview w/former Harris county district court judge Caprice Cosper. Here we talk about the influence of gang reality shows on TV and how that may actually be an encouragement for wayward youth looking for 15 minutes of fame...We also talk about how women are the largest growing segment in Harris county's jail population and steps being taken to turn that around. Lastly we talk about how 1 out of 10 Texans is or has been in jail.
We continue our interview w/former Harris County district court judge Caprice Cosper. Here she tackles the issue of recitivism and the push to be tough on crime. She talks about how we are in a unique point in history where various stake holders in the justice system recognize there is great need for change. She lays out the steps she and others are now taking to be fair and yet responsible for keeping society's most dangerous people off the streets.
We recently caught up with former Harris County District Court Judge Caprice Cosper and talked to her about her new appointment which has been described as a czar-ship for jails. She says that’s an inaccurate description and talked to us about exactly what she does in overseeing the jail system.