ACLU Pushes For Juvenile Justice Reform
The ACLU seems to have put new vigor into the Texas Youth Commission investigation. It appears that after a two year delay, a grand jury has finally been assembled to hear evidence gathered by the Texas Rangers. In the meantime a registered sex offender found working for TYC claims that he was cleared by the Texas Dept. Of Public Safety, the parent organization of the Texas Rangers, to work with children.
Although, at this time the registered sex offender has not been accused of wrong doing; it is learned that at the his past includes a number of indecent acts involving a young girl.
At the same time, on KXAN, during an interview with another TYC victim,; the victim stated that in 1999 a private agency contracting juvenile detention services for the TYC paid out a judgement over one million dollars to a TYC student for sexual abuse. The day after the student collected the judgement she is reported to have committed suicide, according to the interviewee.