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Bexar County Maintains Inmate Family Ties

Feb 17th, 2008

Inside a stark, gray waiting room in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center a sign reads, “Thank you for visiting the inmates.”
About 5 p.m. Feb. 11, 31 children, many dressed up for the occasion, slowly arrived with moms, grandparents and other caretakers. They ranged from infants to age 15, though most were preschoolers or kindergartners.
A women bent down and asked her toddler son, “Are you ready to see daddy?”



Bell County Treatment

Apr 19th, 2007

The names in the following article have been changed to protect the privacy of both the inmate it is about and the woman who shared it with Texas Jail Project. Last fall, Mary T. was temporarily jailed in Bell County on a charge related to her military service. Mary shared a cell with Jane, a



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