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Families Speak Out

TJP Helps Death Row Inmate Awaiting Appeal

Jan 31st, 2013

Dear Texas Jail Project, I wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciate what you have done for a friend of mine who is currently in Houston county jail awaiting death penalty re-hearing. I contacted your organization on Aug. 30th of 2012 about my pen-pal friend, RR, who is disabled (legally blind

Sister Thanks TJP for Help!

Sep 21st, 2012

A loving sister wrote TJP about the outcome of a situation with an inmate who had health problems, September 2012: “Due to your diligence and forwarding my e-mail to the right place, we have finally found someone to listen…someone to help…someone to care.  I spoke with Ms. Zamora and she is working diligently to ensure my

Hays County: Why Do You Put People Through This?

Aug 8th, 2012

From a family member in San Marcos who was met with frustration at every turn: “So why don’t the nurse or doctor in charge tell you about the medical release form? “Your site is very helpful. I have my wife in the Hays County Jail and I’m having trouble with their medical personnel.  I even

Phone Cards and Collect Calls from Jail

Jul 4th, 2012

Maria Anna, mother of Adan Casteneda, wrote this advice for people with loved ones in jail: The more your inmate stays in contact with you, the more secure she or he will feel. Letters are great, but sometimes people don’t have time to write and they take a long time to get there. Jail phone calls are expensive BUT there are ways to make the phone calls less costly.

Signing on to the “Justice Silenced” Campaign

May 26th, 2012

Justice Silenced is asking all of us to join their coalition as they challenge the court system and jail and prison officials. Their goal: to get officials to acknowledge the rights of deaf and hard of hearing citizens to communicate in their own language.

Dallas Jail Info From Our Website

Mar 20th, 2012

It is extra hard for people out of state to deal with a loved one in jail in Texas. Here is a letter from a Cali Mom, as she called herself:
“Your site i stumbled across on a search and was a God send. I want to thank you for putting together such a great site. I am from California and my son is in Dallas County. Without your helpful information I would not know where to turn. Your information is concise and easy to understand. The links are helpful and the medical form was great as he has some medical issues I want to make sure are taken care of. Thank you for taking the time to put this site together! I will definitely contribute to your cause via a donation! Bless you all!”
CTM, mom in Cali

Abilene Mom Thanks TJP

Dec 31st, 2011

I would like to thank Diane and Diana and the Texas Jail Project for coming to Abilene and showing the medical neglect and mistreatment of inmates in the Taylor County Jail. She listened to our stories when everyone else had a dead ear.

Denton County Didn’t Provide His Brother’s Meds

Oct 24th, 2011

Diana at Texas Jail Project was an awesome GREAT HELPER WHO WAS ABLE TO GET my brother his medication at the Denton county jail. They were not giving it to him until Diana successfully complained.  I don’t know how she did it but she kept in touch with me and updated on everything that was

Our Website Helps Diane Figure Out Dallas Jail

Sep 20th, 2011

I started looking online at the Office Website of Dallas County, Texas to find out about an inmate incarcerated at Lew Sterrett.  The official website for Dallas County continuously kept showing the statement “The page you are looking for is no longer available.  Please search below,” with a Search Box and Search Button to click on. 

Aaron’s Mother Speaks Out: Will Texas Listen?

Aug 1st, 2011
Micah Reese

30-year-old Micah Aaron Garner died in the Gregg County Jail just six months after 33-year-old Amy Lynn Cowling died in the jail. Both had told jail officials they were addicted to methadone and had other medical issues as well. Both died in the throes of untreated withdrawal. Here is a statement by his mother sent to us July 31st.