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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Video Visitations in County Jails, Just a Business?

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced two years ago that it would be taking a step to reduce long distance phone call rates to prisons. Instead of the highly costly $17 for every 15 minute phone call, it lowered down to only $4. This has been the industry […]

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Three Sentenced Including Inmate After Admitting To Smuggling Scheme

U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummins sentenced three people on April 17 for the involvement of smuggling contraband into Big Spring Correctional Center (BSCC) in Howard County Texas. An inmate, another individual involved and a former employee at BSCC were all sentenced.

Jonas Cruz, 34, who was […]

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