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Summer Camps for kids with an incarcerated parent

May 4th, 2011

East Texas: Camp Allen – Camp Good News, Navasota Texas, Camp Good News website This camp in the Piney Woods is open to children between the ages of 10 and 15. Camp Good News will be held June 9 – 14, 2013. There is no cost to the parent or caregiver, however, participation is limited to

Lubbock County Starts Defender’s Office for Mentally Ill People

Nov 28th, 2010

Rose was psychotic — thrashing on a gurney when she accidentally kicked an emergency services technician. Just like that, assault on a public servant — a felony. Rose suffers from bipolar disorder and has had 16 psychiatric hospitalizations since 1982, six of which were emergency detentions where police officers in other cities had taken her directly to a psychiatric facility instead of arresting her.

Captain says: He Should Not be in Jail

Nov 28th, 2010

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2010-09-26/mentally-ill-languish-justice-system By LOGAN G. CARVER, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 26, 2010 – 6:01am (THE INMATE IN THIS STORY WILL BE REFERRED TO ONLY AS ROBERT.) Robert presses his face against the feces-smeared window in his jail cell as he alternates between song and inscrutable vocalization. Bits of fecal matter cling to his dirty hair, yet he

What’s Going on in the Lubbock County Jail?

Oct 9th, 2010

Lubbock area folks should be aware they can file a report with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in the interest of public safety and the wellbeing of people incarcerated there. And please email info@texasjailproject.org with questions and comments. Thanks!

Bail Bondsmen Keep Lubbock County Jail — And Other Jails — Stuffed Full

Apr 19th, 2010

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122725771&sc=emaf January 21, 2010 By Laura Sullivan (THIS GREAT STORY AIRED ON NPR RADIO) Leslie Chew spent his childhood working long days next to his father on the oil rigs of southern Texas. No school meant he never learned to read or write. Now in his early 40s, he’s a handyman, often finding a place

Texas Hold ‘Em

Oct 31st, 2006

By Diana Claitor, for The Lone Star Iconoclast,  2 Oct, 2006 Diane Wilson can’t forget the women she met in the Victoria County jail earlier this year. Four of the eight women who shared her cell had never seen a lawyer even though they had been incarcerated for weeks and even months. All were charged with