Letters to the Editor — Renewable energy, special ed teachers, youth prisons, energy tips

The Roserock Solar Project in Pecos County, Texas, photo via Dallas Morning News/Recurrent Energy

Letter to the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board from Sarah Reyes, TCJE Director of Youth Justice: The Texas Center for Justice and Equity is pleased that the editorial board has raised serious questions about the state allocating $200 million to build new child prisons. Given that the Texas Juvenile Justice Department is still in the midst of a staffing crisis at existing facilities — while being investigated once again for allegations of physical and sexual abuse in those facilities — it would be in the best interest of both Texas communities and youth that the state stop trying to build new prisons.

Read the full letter here.