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Texas Jail Project holds benefit on Saturday

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Texas Jail Project, one of the feistiest criminal justice organizations in Texas, will be holding a benefit on Saturday from 7-10pm at the 3209 Hemlock Avenue, Austin, TX.  Here are the details:

Diane Wilson, an award-winning author and activist, will speak about the history of the Texas Jail Project, her experiences in the Harris and Victoria County Jails, as well as her experience of being arrested in Washington D.C. after disrupting two Senate hearings on the Gulf oil disaster. Diane will also preview her new book, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth, to be published in the spring of 2011. 

Texas Jail Project is dedicated to improving the conditions for the approximately 70,000 people incarcerated in our county jails on any given day. TJP has been instrumental in passing legislation banning shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth as well as providing resources and information to those currently and previously incarcerated in Texas’ 245 county jails.  Suggested donation: $10.  Legislative Team member: $20.

Stop by and hear about the fight over jail conditions in Texas and support an organization that will be needed in the coming legislative session more than ever.