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Chaplain Describes Jails’ Treatment of Families

Aug 8th, 2018

Deacon Bob spoke truth to the Commissioners and staff at the quarterly meeting of the Jail Commission. One of his important points: “It appears that the sheriff and local staff have little concern for families of those incarcerated and the important role they play. These sheriffs seem to forget they are elected by those in their community, who may have a loved one in their jail. I hear it said many times by families that feel like they are being treated as though they have committed a crime, as well. I realize that public safety is top priority for the county jails, but families can and should be treated with respect. Each of us were created in God’s image and likeness.”



Can you Volunteer? Help TJP help others

Jul 29th, 2015

When a chaplain visits a person in a county jail, they often bring hope and a listening ear along with spiritual guidance. At other times, chaplains have called us or spoken out to sheriffs when they’ve seen a person with mental illness treated badly or a pregnant woman left in a solitary cell for weeks on end. Families have asked us to post a list of chaplains at county jails, and we haven’t had the time or staff to do that. Volunteers could help us complile a list. [continue for more details]



Chaplain Can Re-enter the Brownsville Jail

Dec 29th, 2010

Educator Gail Hanson is a valuable volunteer with Texas Jail Project; we congratulate her and her hard-working legal team for this settlement that restores her right to be a chaplain and to help the women in the Cameron County Jail.



Lawsuit Against Abilene Sheriff is Upheld

Nov 2nd, 2010

Forced to Give Birth in Taylor County Jail CellPress Release from Taylor County Juvenile Justice Center Abilene, Texas, November 1, 2010: The Honorable Sam R. Cummings, an Article III federal judge, refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lance Hunter Voorhees, a former volunteer chaplain for the Taylor County Detention Center. Sheriff Bruce’s challenge of



U.S. Bishops State Concern about Women in Prison

Mar 13th, 2007

By CatholicOnline.org MARTIN, Ky. – A group of more than 30 Southern bishops issued a pastoral statement urging a new look at how the criminal justice system treats women in prison. “We do not tolerate sin or crime,” the bishops said in the statement, “Women in Prison,” issued March 27. “But we bishops of the