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Larsen, Ling: Stop jail suicides and deaths – here’s how

Jan 6th, 2016

Is Texas providing enough oversight to protect vulnerable people who are jailed, the majority of whom are still considered innocent in the eyes of the law? Despite concerns recently raised by state lawmakers, the answer clearly is, no.

Webb County Inmates Getting GEDs

Sep 27th, 2012

Annette Garcia, Pro8 TV News Story Created: Sep 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM CDT Adrian Bailey isn’t the average student. He’s behind bars, sentenced to five years. He’ll be eligible for parole soon and says he’s ready for the world out there… thanks to an opportunity given to him in here as a GED student. He says right

Man in Jail Dies: Officers Try to Hide Evidence

Jul 28th, 2011

The investigation of an inmate at Webb County Jail leads to the arrests of two correctional officers. Esteban Paez, Sr. and Enrique Villarreal turned themselves in to authorities following a custodial death investigation earlier this month. A joint investigation with the Webb County Sheriff’s office and Texas Rangers revealed the two didn’t follow procedures. Inmate Charlie

Webb County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 21st, 2010

http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/65949212.html Oct 25, 2009 Webb county sheriffs department officials say they weren’t surprised with the results of an inspection of the county jail. The jail failed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail standards Friday because it didn’t meet the 1 to 48 officer to inmate ratio. Officials say the jail has been understaffed