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What is the difference between state jail and county jail in Texas?

Dec 21st, 2010

This sounds like a good answer to that question, from a former correctional officer named Bill G on a blog called INYO County Sheriff Talks. December 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm A state jail facility is run by, or under contract to, the Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). A state jail facility is really

Prison Legal News Sues Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice for Censoring Books

Nov 17th, 2009

Prison Legal News is an independent national publication that covers both prison and jail news/issues. Some jail and prison administrators in Texas have tried to block inmates from receiving it, despite that being unconstitutional.

In 2007, PLN won a suit against Dallas County Jail which had tried to ban newspapers and magazines for inmates.

Prison Legal News has now teamed up with the Texas Civil Rights Project in an important new case described in the following press release.

Support the excellent work of TCRP for First Amendment Rights across Texas.