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Demand transparency from TCJS

February 1, 2024

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Topics:   TCJS

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) is the only regulatory body over 242 county jails. TCJS does not post video of its public meetings online, and they are often failing to provide virtual access to public meetings.

The Commission is failing to provide proper adequate public access to their meetings in Austin which are not only not accessible for virtual participation but sometimes are not livestreamed or recorded. Not only is public access mandated by state law, it is vital for the Commission to hear what system impacted people and their families have to say about jail conditions and culture, and for us to be able to deliver comments and complaints regarding jail conditions and culture that impact over 75,000 people who are detained in our county jails.

This lack of transparency is a violation of State Law, and a slap in the face of the Commission’s constituents, majority of whom are pretrial which means legally innocent.

Please sign this petition to tell TCJS to follow mandatory State law on open meetings.

Your voice is essential for advancing pretrial justice!

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