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Raise the age, or pay the price

Once again, the Texas House of Representatives has passed a thoughtful proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 from 17.

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Rep. Dutton: If "raise the age" bill dies in Senate, he'll kill Senate bills

State Rep. Harold Dutton Jr., D-Houston, has set his crosshairs on Senate bills Wednesday after learning that a major criminal justice reform bill that he authored was not only languishing in the upper chamber but appeared to be left for dead.

Read the rest of this article at The Texas Tribune.

Raise the age: Texas' 17-year-old offenders don't belong in prisons with adults and that should change.

A 17-year-old reportedly committed suicide in January while in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail. Jail staff found the teen - charged with aggravated robbery involving a pellet gun and evading arrest - hanging in his cell, as reported by KPRC-TV.

Read the rest of this editorial at the Houston Chronicle.

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