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Suicide: Family Blames Nueces County Jail

Sep 10th, 2012

“The defendants completely ignored the serious medical and mental health needs of Mr. Salazar during his detention at the Nueces County Jail,” the lawsuit reads.
This statement probably applies to many suicides, according to information and reports gathered by Texas Jail Project.



Second Conroe Suicide in Two Months

Jun 29th, 2012

How many people have to kill themselves before the MOCO jail administrators make some changes? Both these men used bed sheets to kill themselves. Neither were convicted and Noboa had been held for a year and was in a single cell, in isolation. In many parts of the U.S. and the world, prolonged solitary confinement is considered torture. And Texas Jail Project has been receiving more and more complaints about this jail’s treatment of inmates over the past few months. We need a real investigation of this jail. As well as an investigation of pre-trial detention that lasts a year!



Bexar County Jailers Problems Glaring

Nov 4th, 2011

As usual Grits For Breakfast knows how provide the context for a story about a jail that seems to have some real problems staffing . . . http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2011/09/bexar-jail-personnel-problems-glaring.html Lots of problems cropping up at the Bexar County Jail recently related to personnel issues: Last week, “A Bexar County detention officer was arrested when he was caught



Inmates Dying Faster in County Jails

Oct 8th, 2011

In this article by Alex Horvath, we see that more and moref people are DYING in county jails – and not just in Texas. But because Texas has so many county jails with so many inmates, the numbers here are depressingly high. While some would have died anyway, many die directly as a result of poor care and neglect. Texans can change this by asking more questions and paying attention to the way their county is running their jail. Churches and civic groups and even indicviduals can promote programs and activities to change the jails from isolated incubators of illness and more crime.



Man in Jail Dies: Officers Try to Hide Evidence

Jul 28th, 2011

The investigation of an inmate at Webb County Jail leads to the arrests of two correctional officers. Esteban Paez, Sr. and Enrique Villarreal turned themselves in to authorities following a custodial death investigation earlier this month. A joint investigation with the Webb County Sheriff’s office and Texas Rangers revealed the two didn’t follow procedures. Inmate Charlie



How did this Gillespie County Jail Inmate Commit Suicide?

May 14th, 2011

By Zeke MacCormack, Updated 12:01 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011, MySanAntonio The Texas Rangers are investigating a Gillespie County Jail inmate’s death that’s being described as an apparent suicide. “It’s very unfortunate,” Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills said Thursday of the death of Damion Schroeder, 37, formerly of San Antonio, Austin and Fair Oaks Ranch. Schroeder



A Death Row for San Antonio

Jun 15th, 2010

Recent findings by two separate review panels revealed that the Bexar County jail staff was not following state rules on inmate medical screenings, signaling troubling problems that must be addressed quickly.
Obtaining accurate medical information when a prisoner is jailed is vital to the efficient and safe operation of a detention facility.



Jail Fails to Stop Suicide of 22-year-old Inmate

Jan 10th, 2010

Sheriff Walters of San Jacinto County Jail stated that the family did not notify the jail of an inmate’s suicidal tendencies. Oddly enough, he also says, “Everyone involved has been disciplined and we are looking to get things back to normal.” Does that mean that the jail was at least partially at fault? Also, if the



Fed-up Feds: U.S. Justice Dept. Investigators find horrid conditions in Dalls County Jail

Jan 9th, 2007

By Matt Pulle, Dallas Observer In February 2005, Alice Lynch-Fullen visited her brother, Christopher Lynch, at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after he was arrested on rape charges in Grand Prairie. A large, imposing man, Lynch had ligature marks around his neck, alerting his distraught sister that he had tried to hang himself. “Don’t let