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18 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
S4 Update: Keep the Hope Alive
New police transparency bills are up against the clock, as Texas journalists testify about challenges with late and incomplete custodial death reports.
18 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
S1 Update: Help Texas Families Have Closure
A father’s two-year search for his missing Marine son leads a state lawmaker to file legislation, requiring police to report to NamUs.
32 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
S4 Bonus: Not a Gotcha or Anti-Policing Sentiment (Analysis)
Eva Ruth Moravec of the Texas Justice Initiative speaks with KXAN’s Josh Hinkle and David Barer on custodial deaths.
17 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
S4 E5: Law Needs to Be Reformed
Texas police agencies file hundreds of custodial death reports late or incomplete, including the case of Herman Titus.
19 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
S4 E4: Like They Have Something to Hide
Herman Titus’ mother takes her fight for police transparency before Texas lawmakers, as opponents voice their open records concerns.
21 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
S4 E3: Get This Man to the Hospital
Video surfaces of the moments after Herman Titus collapsed in jail. WARNING: This episode depicts death, and listeners may find it disturbing.
16 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
S4 E2: Hurting From the Impact
We uncover recordings and documents detailing Herman Titus’ severe pain and jailers releasing him from lockdown just days before his death.
0 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
S4 E1: Tired of the Roadblocks
Following a car crash, a 21-year-old man dies in a Texas jail, leaving his mother wondering if staff ignored signs of a serious injury.
4 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Hear the custodial deaths trailer now.
51 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
S3 Bonus: Lives Get Shattered (Analysis)
Karen Ranus of NAMI-Central Texas speaks with KXAN’s Josh Hinkle and David Barer on inmate mental health.
17 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
S3 E3: The Guy’s In Limbo
A schizophrenic murder suspect waits 20 years for a trial, a case with a legal connection to a jailed Marine.
17 minutes | May 25, 2020
S3 E2: A Dark Groundhog Day
A family tragedy and wartime take their toll on a Texas man, ending in a four-year loop between jail and state hospitals.
22 minutes | May 18, 2020
S3 E1: Shot 23 Bullets Into Our Home
A Texas veteran’s PTSD spiral ends in violence and his mother learning he’d wait for help in jail for months – maybe longer.
4 minutes | May 11, 2020
Hear the mental competency trailer now.
15 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
S2 E5: Pull Out the Bloody Carpet
A little girl is among the victims of a teacher’s deadly attack, and a Texas mother finds forgiveness for her son’s killer.
14 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
S2 E4: Terrible Example of Evil
Following a Texas church shooting, survivors reflect on the heroes of that day and the signs leading to the attack.
17 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
S2 E3: Town Became a War Zone
Texas lawmakers hold emotional hearings following mass shootings and explore suspicious behavior in the state.
18 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
S2 E2: Touched By Mass Violence Twice
A father and son endure separate attacks, as Texas leaders look to train more civilians before future shootings.
10 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
S2 E1: Your Son Is Dead
We trace Texas’ timeline of mass shootings to a nightclub in El Paso, nearly 40 years before another attack in the same city.
4 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Hear the mass violence trailer now.
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