All Zach Carlisle ever wanted was to fit in and have friends. He primarily spent his childhood in Flower Mound, Texas, where he grew up in a loving, supportive, and religious home. Zach yearned to really belong with a group of his peers even though he was a shy and reserved child. He connected with […]
Finding Hope In a Brand New Beginning
James Stewart was born on the East Coast but primarily grew up in Orange County, California. As a kid, he and his family moved around a lot, which was difficult at times but it afforded him many different opportunities and experiences. With the blessing of a supportive home and two loving parents, James describes his […]
Texas Drug Laws: What Happens If You Get Charged With Possession in Texas?
Drug laws vary from state to state, but in Texas, drug possession is a serious offense that could potentially land you in jail. If you are caught with controlled substances or driving under the influence in Texas, you could go to jail for a long time. That said, depending on the charges and your criminal […]
Texas Law May Provide Drug Rehab Instead of Jail Time
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Sandra Bland Act into law back in June and it went into effect on September 1, 2017. The law requires jailers to make an immediate determination on the mental health status of an inmate, and divert those who have a mental illness or substance abuse problem to a treatment […]
Rethinking Prison for Drug Offenders: Alternatives to Incarceration
Jail and prison overcrowding are a major problem in the U.S. today. Our country accounts for five percent of the world’s population, but we house 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, according to the ACLU of Texas1.