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What Happens to Kids in Adult Jails?

Jun 23rd, 2011
Are juveniles being held in your county jails?

Have you heard of any “certified juveniles” in your county lockup? Please send us your information about the experiences of Texas kids in county jails. Certified means that a person under 17 is accused of a crime too serious for juvie, and the court certifies he/she as an adult, so they can be tried as an adult.

Captain says: He Should Not be in Jail

Nov 28th, 2010

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2010-09-26/mentally-ill-languish-justice-system By LOGAN G. CARVER, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 26, 2010 – 6:01am (THE INMATE IN THIS STORY WILL BE REFERRED TO ONLY AS ROBERT.) Robert presses his face against the feces-smeared window in his jail cell as he alternates between song and inscrutable vocalization. Bits of fecal matter cling to his dirty hair, yet he

Comal County Jail: Reckless Disregard for Human Life

Dec 2nd, 2009

I was unfortunate enough to be held captive in the Comal County Jail (New Braunfels) for one year until August 2006 (Eleven months of that time served was an illegal detention). Their reckless disregard for human life and medical negligence caused the death of more than one inmate during my stay there, including a 68