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Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF

A sante

Asante, you dropped the ball.

Asante, you son of a bitch.

An interception would have ended the drive, saved us from the helmet catch, the loss, the upset.

Asante, I keep seeing it in my dreams.

Asante, I needed that win.

Asante, my brothers needed it. My mother.

Asante, my father in his lucky shirt watched every game that season, died the day after you won the divisional playoffs against Jacksonville.

Asante, we watched him dying as we watched the game we were supposed to go to on the hospital television.

Asante, when the paramedics came to his house they tore open his lucky shirt and when he was revived he was pissed off you should have seen how skinny his anger had become eating through that tube threaded into his gut that burned his skin in bile.

Asante, we watched him breathe to death.

Asante, you held out for more money.

Did that dropped ball have something to do with the missed practices? Did you get paid enough?

Asante, the NFL is America.

Asante, the NFL is a beautiful high-class hooker.

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9. Halfway Houses

Gail Caputo University of North Texas Press PDF


Halfway Houses


Halfway houses are community-based residential facilities designed to limit the freedom of offenders while seeking to reintegrate them into society through employment and other services. They are used primarily to help inmates who are being released from prisons make the oftendifficult transition from confinement to the community. Halfway houses are also referred to as adult residential centers, community residential centers/programs, community corrections centers, community release centers, parole residential centers, transitional centers, and residential community correctional facilities. Halfway house facilities are located within communities, were often once private residences, and are designed to “blend in” with the community.

Participation in halfway houses requires 24-hour supervision and offers offenders access to treatment and other rehabilitative services.

Participants are permitted to leave the house with restrictions for work, education, and other responsibilities and they generally spend the evenings at the halfway house. Given its residency condition, a halfway house provides more structure and supervision than a typical probation or parole program, but is not as secure as a jail or prison.

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Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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18. An Anniversary for George Scarborough

Jeffrey Burton University of North Texas Press PDF

+ 18 ∂



Assistant Superintendent Frank Murray, of the

Denver office of Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, came to Alma to investigate reports that currency obtained in the Wilcox robbery was being passed in the locality. Some of the stolen bills had been placed on deposit at the bank in Silver City by the storekeeper at Alma.1

Murray began his search for information on the Wilcox robbers by looking for cowboy friends of theirs who had changed traceable bills on their behalf or would admit to having spent stolen money. Foremost among these undetected collaborators was Jim Lowe, bartender of the saloon annexe to the Coats and Rowe store. Lowe and

Red Weaver were just back from Solomonville, which they had visited “about the time the races were being run.” Murray became quite friendly with Lowe while he pursued his inquiries. Charles A. Siringo, the “cowboy detective” who followed

Murray to Alma more than a year later, believed that the assistant superintendent never suspected Lowe of being Cassidy.2

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22 What to do in Emergencies

Jorge Antonio Renaud University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter twenty-two

what to do in emergencies


his topic was the birthing idea for this book. In January of 1993, my brother fell ill and my family was not only unsure how to contact me— they did not know the procedure to follow so that I might attend his funeral after he died. This hurt my family and myself deeply, that I could not be there to receive and give comfort. The Texas prison system places many conditions on this type of furlough, but it is allowed. But in such a situation, time is of the essence. If you want to get your relative out in time to see his dying mother, or to attend a memorial service for his daughter, then you must follow TDCJ guidelines, especially the guidelines that specify the people authorized to contact TDCJ with the details of a situation.

For TDCJ officials, this is an issue loaded with problems. Most state officials are sincerely sorry when tragedy befalls the family members of convicts and they do not want to seem heartless. However, security is a priority, and the system cannot allow just anyone to call and say, “John

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