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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. 



Abilene Mom Says We Helped Her Son

Jul 11th, 2010

July 11, 2010      I would also like to think Diane and the volunteers from the Texas Jail Project for driving up here 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. She helped my



Dallas Aunt and TJP Team Up to Help Nephew

Dec 15th, 2008

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



Diane Wilson Goes to Bat in Calhoun County

Aug 26th, 2008

We think Angela deserves a round of applause! She refused to give up even when she was ignored. Angela’s brother had a terminal condition and desperately needed his medication, but wasn’t receiving it in their jail. Angela sent them a 1500 word complaint, and sent the same complaint to the biggest paper in her area, the Victoria Advocate, and they published it. Then she found us, emailed us and Diane Wilson drove over and had a conversation with the sheriff. Then, finally, the jail staff paid attention.



Brownsville Challenge

Feb 3rd, 2008

Brownsville, February 3, 2008, from Educator/Jail Chaplain Gail Hanson: Dear Texas Jail Project: I am amazed, pleased and proud of the way the newspaper & citizens of Brownsville have taken to heart last week’s Texas Jail Project editorial. See below for today’s excellent *editorial calling for change in all U.S. jails…Also, I’ve received several emails