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El Paso Man Prepares for Death in Jail, Says Family

Nov 3rd, 2011

The Gomez family joined demonstrators at Occupy E Paso because they said that their father, a a U.S. citizen, is not receiving necessary treatment for his kidney condition and has lost some 100 pounds while in the Otero County Jail. According to he U.S. Marshals, Samuel Gomez is getting all the care he needs. Texas Jail Project asks the Gomez family to email help@texasjailproject.org . . . . .



U.S. Jails Forced to Hold Mentally Ill People

Sep 8th, 2011

Over 350,000 mentally ill Americans are reportedly held in US prisons, underlining the fact that more individuals in the country supposedly receive mental care inside prisons than in medical or psychiatric institutions. (This is also true of local jails, like the jails in Houston, Dallas and all 245 county jails in Texas! D. Claitor)



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



Radio Interview: Diana Claitor on the work of the Texas Jail Project

Oct 21st, 2010

The Rag Radio Show….community radio, interesting topics and people you might not hear otherwise! Host and producer: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer: Tracey Schulz. To listen, click here



Nueces Jail Fails Due to Bad Conditions

Jan 17th, 2010

http://www.caller.com/news/2006/jul/01/marshals-state-jail-fails/ The Nueces County Jail failed a surprise state inspection two weeks after U.S. marshals pulled federal prisoners from the jail, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. State inspectors gave Sheriff Rebecca Stutts a timeframe to fix problems and said they understood why federal prisoners were removed, according to marshals. State inspectors finished the two-day



My Son Survived a GEO Jail

Oct 13th, 2007

Letter to TJP from mother of inmate: “My son was barely out of high school and it was a non-violent offense. He was in a private jail in Spur Texas owned by the Geo Group out of Florida. This was my first experience with jails of any kind and I couldn’t believe some of the



A Mother’s Story of the Dallas County Jail

Dec 5th, 2006

Letter to TJP from former inmate Margie Snider, November 28, 2006 I was put in the Dallas County Jail on May 1st for Civil Contempt—for missing child support payments the previous year to my angry, rich ex-husband. Even though I was paying, with the money coming out of my payroll checks, the fact that I



Diane Wilson’s Letter From the Victoria County Jail

Oct 31st, 2006

When arrested and incarcerated in the Victoria County Jail, Diane was wanted in Texas on criminal trespassing charges for climbing a tower at Dow Chemical to unfurl a banner protesting how the company failed to take responsibility for the 1984 chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, where 150,000 people were poisoned. The following is a January