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Harris County Jail Deaths Heat Up Race

Oct 3rd, 2008

By Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle Harris County Sheriff Tommy Thomas and Democratic election challenger Adrian Garcia clashed Thursday over inmate deaths in the county jail, with the Republican incumbent saying many accused criminals arrive there with life-threatening illnesses. A few hours before that initial showdown between Thomas and Garcia, the candidates for district attorney continued

Henderson County Woman Dies in Jail

Jul 24th, 2008

ATHENS — An investigation into the death of a Henderson County Jail inmate was turned over to the Texas Rangers following allegations of medical neglect and mistreatment at the hands of jail officials.
The sheriff’s office denies any wrongdoing.