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Thursday, Aug. 7th: Jail Standards quarterly meeting

Jul 9th, 2014

Texas Commission on Jail Standards quarterly meeting, next week, August 7th, 9 am….Public input is brief and just after the beginning at 9:00 am. You sign up and can speak for 3 to 5 minutes max! They will listen and not comment.  If you would like to express concern about pregnant women in county jails,

Jailed for Driving While Brown in Hill County

Aug 3rd, 2012

The two men worked hard and they had saved up their money to buy a car–the American way, right? But back in 2011, the Hill County sheriff just saw them as prey.
“A Texas sheriff threw two Latino men into jail for 39 days ‘with no charges, no hearing, and no probable cause’ and seized the $14,000 they had saved up to buy a new car, the men claim in Federal Court.”
Now Roberto Moreno-Gutierrez and Jaime Moreno-Gutierrez are suing Hill County, the Hill County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety—seeking damaages for civil rights violations, false imprisonment, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent supervision, training and retention.
I bet that they get better treatment in the federal court than they did in Hill County.