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Taylor County Thanks TJP for Listening!

Jul 12th, 2011

I would like to think Diane and Diana and the Texas Jail Project for coming to Abilene and stepping in on making 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 son Westley Freeman when he was

Why Was Our Father Killed in the Harris County Jail?

Jun 17th, 2011

by Kenneth Ware,  Houston Chronicle      Relatives of a 72-year-old mentally ill man spent Father’s Day protesting outside the Harris County Jail, where he died five months ago. Community activist Quanell X and two dozen other people marched, chanted and displayed photos of Norman Hicks Sr., who died in January of fatal injuries received inside

Walker County Jail In Bad Shape

Jun 15th, 2011

“If the jail loses it’s certification, it has to be shut down. Sheriff McRae says they can’t expand the jail because they would lose their certification. The Texas Commission on Jails, the state’s governing board on Jails, has grandfathered the Walker County Jail. This allows them to operate even while having the problems they do.”

Diane Wilson speaks on jails, civil disobedience and her life

Dec 1st, 2010

Listen to Diane at her most thoughtful and passionate, in early November, when she spoke to a diverse group of Austinites and out of towners. We thank Allan Campbell of KOOP radio for recording and posting this: http://www.archive.org/details/PeopleUnited-November122010

Val Verde Jail—Still Bad or Even Worse?

Oct 9th, 2010

The excellent blog called Texas Prison Bidness… http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/ now has an interactive map which has color-coded pins to show exactly which county jails and prisons and immigration prisons are run by private prison companies like CCA and Geo, Inc. Click on a pin and you get the basic info, for example, clicking on Del Rio

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

A Look Into the Montgomery County Jail

Jun 1st, 2010

In 2006, Law and Order Magazine recognized the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as the “best dressed” sheriff’s office in the nation. As Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel says, “We utilize a number of different uniforms here for a variety of duties, so it’s important to have a uniform that is comfortable and functional” (Law and Order,

Brazoria Inmate Dies After Fall….

Mar 13th, 2010

Mr. Torres didn’t have to die like this. We feel for his family who tried so hard to get him medical help.

Nightmare on Baker Street—Julia’s Year in the Harris County Jail

Mar 11th, 2010

Jail is not meant to be a holiday, but one might expect to at least be treated as a human being. What I witnessed, during my time in the suicide watch section and in general population, was a nightmare, not just in terms of myself, but more in how I saw others treated. My first

Black Marks Against Bexar County Jail

Feb 25th, 2010

For too many, abuse at the hands of authority begins early. For Jimmy Aldana III, now at Bexar County Jail awaiting trial on charges of burglary and possession of marijuana, it started at Victory Field Correctional Academy in Vernon, Texas, where he was incarcerated for three years.