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Welcome to new Texas Prison Bid'ness bloggers Krystal Gomez and Frank Knaack

We would like to welcome our two newest Texas Prison Bid'ness bloggers Krystal Gomez and Frank Knaack.  Both Krystal and Frank work at the ACLU of Texas and bring with them substantial knowledge in the areas of prison and detention privatization, immigrant rights, and constitional questions.   

Krystal Gomez is the Advocacy and Policy Counsel for the ACLU of Texas and staffs the Lower Rio Grande Valley office.  Krystal leads the organization's Immigrant R

ights campaign focusing on issues such as Customs and Border Patrol Abuse, conditions of confinement for non-citizens in custody, and the increasing criminalization of immigrants.  Krystal earned her J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law where she received the 2010 Francisco Leos Award for Clinical Excellence for her work in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. Learn more about Krystal here.

Frank Knaack is the Associate Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the ACLU of Texas.  In that role, Frank manages t

he organization’s statewide grassroots advocacy and coordinates the ACLU of Texas’ four strategic campaigns: Criminal Law Reform, Immigrants’ Rights, Youth Rights, and Religious Freedom.  During the 82nd Legislative Session, Frank led the ACLU of Texas’ efforts at the Texas Capitol to seal the school-to-prison pipeline. Frank received his MA in International Human Rights Law from The American University in Cairo BA from the University of Vermont.  Read more about Frank here.