#VisitAPrison

Have you been to a Texas prison? Do you wonder what questions to ask and what issues may exist? Click on the first button to download a helpful guide. After visiting, fill out FAMM's survey, and let your constituents know that you hear their concerns and are doing something about them. 

Beneficial Documents

"My husband isn't leaving to get food because it's so hot it makes him sick, so what's the point."
Affected Family Member
June 2022

"It's bad for the officers too."
Incarcerated Person
Polunsky Unit
May 2021

“I want to make you all aware of the inhumane living conditions we’re living under… Temperatures and heat indexes have been in the 90’s and 100’s lately… I personally have Type II diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure and I shouldn’t even be assigned housing on this row but they don’t really care about
the inmate's health.”
McConnell Unit 2021
Heat Articles

"After hearing expert testimony (from Michele Deitch, LBJ School, UT Austin Law, and director of Prison and Jail Innovation Lab) about Texas prison conditions, in June 2021, an Edinburgh judge, Nigel Ross, raised concerns about persistent understaffing, forced unpaid labor, over-reliance on solitary confinement, inadequate food, sweltering temperatures and a lack of independent oversight."
The eyes of the world are on Texas.

Medical Articles

"Every time I get in a car, I take a moment...."
Affected Family Member
June 2022

Toxic Water Articles
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
Nelson Mandela
Solitary Confinement Articles