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2011 Report on Medical Care in Texas Prisons

Jan 11th, 2012

In our county jails, medical care is often worse or non-existent,  but they didn’t cover jails in this report! Prisoners’ Right to Medical Care in Texas Important point from the report, “Prisoners’ Right to Medical Care under the U.S. Constitution “ “The Supreme Court, in Estelle v. Gamble, established “the government’s obligation to provide medical care

Suit claims Val Verde ignored inmate sex; privatized system blamed in woman’s suicide

Sep 20th, 2007

By Polly Ross Hughes, Houston Chronicle AUSTIN – A civil rights lawsuit announced Wednesday blames the private corrections system for the 2004 suicide of a South Texas woman found hanging in her cell after reporting that a male inmate raped her. LeTisha Tapia, who died at the Val Verde County Jail in July 2004, was