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Carson County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 2nd, 2010

The Carson County jail failed a recent state inspection, and county officials have been given 30 days to correct a list of problems. Adan Munoz, executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, said when the jail was inspected Oct. 29, a state official found it wasn’t in compliance with several minimum state standards.

Federal Probe of Harris County Jail

Mar 12th, 2008

Houston Chronicle Staff, Houston Chronicle For more than two years, news stories by Chronicle reporters have raised troubling questions concerning the mortality rate among prisoners held at the Harris County Jail. At least 138 deaths occurred between 2001 and the end of 2007. In January, three more county jail inmates died. Now that the Department