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Amy’s Law Requires Records on the Turnover of Jail Staff

Apr 12th, 2011

This Texas Tribune story was about a bill that will require jails to report the turnover of their staff…so that jails with high turnover of guards and jailers, like Gregg County, where Amy Lynn Cowling died this past Christmas, will be more closely monitored. Jails like this are more likely to have escapes, sexual trafficking

Dallas County Jail: Resistance and a Lack of Accountability

Nov 28th, 2010

By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning News /Saturday, November 27, 2010 When the Dallas County jails failed inspection for the seventh time last year, consultants brought in to fix the problem encountered a stressed-out and overworked Sheriff’s Department with a culture that resisted change and failed to hold its employees responsible for repeated problems,

Shocking Report on Harris County Jail Inmate Care

Oct 9th, 2009

Read almost any part of this report and then please tell me how Harris County allowed things to get this bad. They have 9,400 people in this place and scores are dying from maltreatment and neglect, not to mention the chokeholds and hogtying. And if you want to see a first person account, read Sarah’s

“Quite Refreshing”

Mar 12th, 2009

I gave an informal talk to a group of international dignitaries, women from various countries in Africa as well as Turkey, India, Singapore who are touring the U.S. under the auspices of the UN US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The delegation’s topic in the US is “Women in the US Criminal Justice