Cameron County and City of Brownsville Jails COVID 19 News

Brownsville is located in the southern portion of Texas near the U.S./Mexico border and within Cameron County. All reporting is conducted at the county level. The County Chief Deputy stated that the jails are quarantined (which means they are limiting transportation into and out of the […]

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COVID 19 Infection and Death Rates

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) is a regulatory agency that develops and certifies state jails throughout the state of Texas. This includes municipally run as well as private jails. While TCJS posts a report on COVID-19, it lacks significant clarity as to what the report […]

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New Texas Rules Mean Changing Social Media Policies for Offenders

Social media empires like Facebook and Instragram have built an entire world of communities and sub-communities catered to specific interests and social groups. With nearly 2 billion users on Facebook, it would be the most populous nation on earth were it a sovereign state. Municipalities, states, and […]

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Texas Breaks its “Tough-on-Crime” Reputation: Crime Rates Fall, Prisons Close

Texas has a long-standing reputation for being tough on crime. The state is known for locking inmates away and throwing away the key, but the state began a recent path toward an emphasis on rehabilitation amid a budget crisis caused by bourgeoning inmate populations and ever-filling […]

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