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Aaron’s Mother Speaks Out: Will Texas Listen?

Aug 1st, 2011
Micah Reese

30-year-old Micah Aaron Garner died in the Gregg County Jail just six months after 33-year-old Amy Lynn Cowling died in the jail. Both had told jail officials they were addicted to methadone and had other medical issues as well. Both died in the throes of untreated withdrawal. Here is a statement by his mother sent to us July 31st.



Man in Jail Dies: Officers Try to Hide Evidence

Jul 28th, 2011

The investigation of an inmate at Webb County Jail leads to the arrests of two correctional officers. Esteban Paez, Sr. and Enrique Villarreal turned themselves in to authorities following a custodial death investigation earlier this month. A joint investigation with the Webb County Sheriff’s office and Texas Rangers revealed the two didn’t follow procedures. Inmate Charlie



Deadly Doctor at Wichita Falls Jail

Jun 29th, 2011

Via Time Record News By Kenneth Fibbe, 6/25/11 The widow of a man who died in the Wichita County Jail called the jail’s treatment of her husband “cruel and unusual” and is suing Wichita County, Wichita County Sheriff David Duke and jail-contracted physician Dr. Daniel Bolin for not giving her husband the medical attention she



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



Another Person Dies on Gregg County “Death Row”

Jun 9th, 2011
Micah Reese

An otherwise excellent story from the Texas Tribune startled us with the headline: “Another Methadone Addict Dead in Longivew”.

Must we highlight the young man’s addiction, reducing his life to the tragic fact of an addiction—something that thousands if not millions of us deal with?



Amy Lynn’s Family Sends Thank You

May 10th, 2011

Gregg County, May 10, 2011 From the Family of Amy Lynn Cowling: We wanted to thank you and Texas Jail Project for all the help, support, information and peace of mind you have brought to our family. There is not enough words or praise to express how much we appreciate everything you have done and



Robert Jones Redden, never to be forgotten

Nov 14th, 2010
Robert Jones

Linell describes the way the Denton County infirmary treated someone with a known heart condition and someone who repeatedly asked for help. “On his fifth visit to the infirmary, he had to be taken in a wheel chair as he was dizzy, arms tingling and was very weak. Diagnosed with a panic attack and given a Benadryl, but collapsed in front of the medic on duty. Revived in the jail and taken to Denton County Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.” Nobody notified her are his parents for hours.



Hundreds of Preventable Deaths In Texas County Jails

Nov 14th, 2010

by Brandi Grissom | 11/14/10
Click on the link for this important story that includes mention of the Texas Jail Project and quotes by our director:
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-state-agencies/state-commission-on-jail-standards/hundreds-die-of-illnesses-in-county-jails/
Even more awesome: the New York Times ran this story!



Mistakes and Lies: Torrey Smith, 31, Dies In Hays County Jail

Nov 4th, 2010

SAN MARCOS — Torrey Lamar Smith had fallen behind on paying fines related to a 2006 felony, and on Dec. 2, 2008, after officials issued a warrant for his arrest, Smith turned himself in at the Hays County Jail . He would never check out of the jail. Five days later, the 31-year-old father of



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