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Tommy Taylor–Dead in Seven Hours

Jun 7th, 2013

San Antonio Current writer Michael Barajas is leaving the paper and pursuing other goals, and we will miss his throrough coverage of issues related to inmates in the jails of San Antonio. This last story reveals so much about the inner workings of an understaffed and dysfunctional jail that it reads like a book, but Barajas also does a smpathetic and intelligent analysis of a young man’s life and tragic death. We can hope that Tommy Taylor’s seven hours in the jail will lead to a better jail, but we also have to hope the Current finds a reporter/writer who can cover stories with the passion Barajas brought to these cases.

Webb County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 21st, 2010

http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/65949212.html Oct 25, 2009 Webb county sheriffs department officials say they weren’t surprised with the results of an inspection of the county jail. The jail failed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail standards Friday because it didn’t meet the 1 to 48 officer to inmate ratio. Officials say the jail has been understaffed