Dallas County

May, 2010: Dallas County Jail Has a Dress Code!

May 29th, 2010 | By

A family member just emailed, May 29, 2010: You will be sent away if you wear shorts or dresses above the knee. No sleeveless tops are allowed either. It is so heartbreaking to watch people wait 2 hours in line after paying $3 to park only to be sent home without seeing their loved one



Tim’s Journal: Life in Dallas County Jail

Jan 4th, 2010 | By

Day 1: 11/29/09 Today I turned myself into Dallas County for probation violation. Here’s my plan: To write to this journal every day if possible. And the scary part? To be truthfully honest with myself and with the journal. Even now my mind is backtracking on the honest part; the repercussion, the feelings it will



Dallas County to Settle Two Jail Inmate Lawsuits

Jul 20th, 2009 | By

By Kevin Krause, The Dallas Morning News Dallas County commissioners voted Tuesday to settle two federal jail neglect lawsuits for close to a half-million dollars. County officials say the lawsuits are the last major legal claims related to prior conditions in the jail system, which were described a few years ago by federal investigators as



Dallas Aunt and TJP Team Up to Help Nephew

Dec 15th, 2008 | By

I would like to thank the Texas Jail Project for their help and support with getting my nephew medical care while in the Lew Sterett Justice Center in Dallas. He was having some medical problems and I did not know where to turn. I had called repeatedly to get him medical attention and they would



Man Suing Dallas County Jail

May 30th, 2007 | By

By Jack Fink, CBS 11 A North Texas man is suing Dallas County and the maker of its jail computer system for violating his civil rights. He claims he was lost in the system for six days. Jim Muise credits a political leader from a foreign country for helping him get released and now he



Fed-up Feds: U.S. Justice Dept. Investigators find horrid conditions in Dalls County Jail

Jan 9th, 2007 | By

By Matt Pulle, Dallas Observer In February 2005, Alice Lynch-Fullen visited her brother, Christopher Lynch, at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after he was arrested on rape charges in Grand Prairie. A large, imposing man, Lynch had ligature marks around his neck, alerting his distraught sister that he had tried to hang himself. “Don’t let



A Mother’s Story of the Dallas County Jail

Dec 5th, 2006 | By

Letter to TJP from former inmate Margie Snider, November 28, 2006 I was put in the Dallas County Jail on May 1st for Civil Contempt—for missing child support payments the previous year to my angry, rich ex-husband. Even though I was paying, with the money coming out of my payroll checks, the fact that I