Jails in Texas Play as a Mental Institution, Almost.

A class action suit was recently submitted against the state health department for allowing about 280 mentally-ill inmates to stay in Texas jails, particularly in Travis County Texas and Dallas County Texas, without getting proper treatment and how it seriously violates the patients’ US constitutional rights. The […]

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The Bexar County Jail’s Failing, Dug Up

Records show that there were handfuls of suicide cases that transpired in the cells of The Bexar County Jail for many years, in fact, it is at the top rank compared to the rest of jails in Texas. One suicide situation a few years back, served as the […]

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Harris County, Texas, Jail: Debtor’s Prison?

Many people arrested in Harris County, Texas, are complaining about bail practices. Harris County, with a county seat of Houston, has the largest jail in Texas and third largest in the nation. Bail is determined by consulting a generic offense-based fee listing. Arrestees who can’t pay […]

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Harris County Jail Seriously Needs to Depopulize

After winning a grant money of $150,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, the Harris County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is currently considering how to administer this substantial prize. They’ve won this grant from a contest the said foundation is holding in order to give incentives to overpopulated […]

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