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Posts Tagged ‘ Texas Commission on Jail Standards ’

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



Bexar County Jail Falls Flat Again

Jan 10th, 2010

The Bexar County Jail failed its annual inspection for the sixth time in eight years — for reasons ranging from overcrowding to low water pressure and broken intercoms. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the state agency charged with overseeing detention centers, noted seven “areas of non-compliance” in its report, which was released Friday after a three-day inspection.



Carson County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 2nd, 2010

The Carson County jail failed a recent state inspection, and county officials have been given 30 days to correct a list of problems. Adan Munoz, executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, said when the jail was inspected Oct. 29, a state official found it wasn’t in compliance with several minimum state standards.



Dallas Aunt and TJP Team Up to Help Nephew

Dec 15th, 2008

I would like to thank the Texas Jail Project for their help and support with getting my nephew medical care while in the Lew Sterett Justice Center in Dallas. He was having some medical problems and I did not know where to turn. I had called repeatedly to get him medical attention and they would



Protesters Slam Taylor County Jail at Rally

Oct 16th, 2008

by Jerry Daniel Reed, ReporterNews.com Leaders of the Texas Jail Project on Tuesday delivered a harsh indictment of the Taylor County Jail, including a mock “Texas Hellhole Award.” The organization announced the designation at a news conference and rally at the war memorial north of the Taylor County Courthouse that attracted roughly two dozen people.