One reason Texas has so many people held pretrial in county jails— resulting in high numbers of deaths due to medical neglect and suicide—is that out of 254 counties, only 5 use risk assessment tools that give the county a good way to release people without cash bond. ... Turns out "Travis County’s risk-informed pretrial release system removes poverty as an impediment to release, creating a fairer system for defendants,” and at the same time, saves the county money and results in fewer future problems for defendants." /> One reason Texas has so many people held pretrial in county jails— resulting in high numbers of deaths due to medical neglect and suicide—is that out of 254 counties, only 5 use risk assessment tools that give the county a good way to release people without cash bond. ... Turns out "Travis County’s risk-informed pretrial release system removes poverty as an impediment to release, creating a fairer system for defendants,” and at the same time, saves the county money and results in fewer future problems for defendants." />
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Travis County pretrial release system

Apr 26th, 2017

One reason Texas has so many people held pretrial in county jails— resulting in high numbers of deaths due to medical neglect and suicide—is that out of 254 counties, only 5 use risk assessment tools that give the county a good way to release people without cash bond. …

Turns out “Travis County’s risk-informed pretrial release system removes poverty as an impediment to release, creating a fairer system for defendants,” and at the same time, saves the county money and results in fewer future problems for defendants.



TJP Helps with Tarrant County Complaint

Jul 1st, 2011

I found the Texas Jail Project website and helped my mother write to make all the contacts that are suggested on the complaint page. I just wanted to thank you for your site. I feel sorry for the inmates that aren’t having their basic rights respected or acknowledged. Because they don’t have people who look



35-year-old Mother Dies in Tarrant County Jail

Jun 8th, 2008

By Carol Cavazos, CBS 11 Ten days into serving her sentence at the Tarrant County Jail, a Fort Worth woman died. Police say Adrienne Lemons was serving time for unpaid traffic tickets. The 35-year-old was rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital on June 13, where she later died. Lemons leaves behind a 3-year-old child. Lemons’