Jail Suicide

Texas Standard: December 2, 2015

Governor Abbot tries to convince a not-quite Capitalist Cuba that Texas would made a good business partner. The Sandra Bland case put suicides in Texas Jails on the radar- but with scores of suicides in recent years, where were the alarm bells before? Also- a ban on big gulps? Maybe a bridge too far. But billionaires in New York and Texas are pushing what they think is a better idea…are voters gonna buy it? A democratic politician described as not having a prayer…and why she thinks that could her win. All of those stories and more on todays Texas Standard: