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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



In Potter County: Michael Dick’s Parents Sue the Jail

Oct 16th, 2010

The parents of Michael Dick today filed a lawsuit against Potter County, several jailers and medical staff claiming they’re responsible for their son’s death while he was incarcerated last year. They claim their son, who was 33 at the time of his death, was denied proper medical care.



Suit claims Val Verde ignored inmate sex; privatized system blamed in woman’s suicide

Sep 20th, 2007

By Polly Ross Hughes, Houston Chronicle AUSTIN – A civil rights lawsuit announced Wednesday blames the private corrections system for the 2004 suicide of a South Texas woman found hanging in her cell after reporting that a male inmate raped her. LeTisha Tapia, who died at the Val Verde County Jail in July 2004, was



Man Suing Dallas County Jail

May 30th, 2007

A North Texas man is suing Dallas County and the maker of its jail computer system for violating his civil rights. He claims he was lost in the system for six days. Jim Muise credits a political leader from a foreign country for helping him get released and now he wants justice. Muise is an