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22 Apr 2007, 2:13 pm
That's the title of an editorial in today's Dallas Morning News focused on Dallas County's process for examining prior convictions. [read post]
4 Oct 2011, 9:44 am by Gritsforbreakfast
  Wrote Krause and Timms: "The result of these decisions is that many bondsmen in Dallas County are being allowed to pocket thousands of dollars in fees from defendants for writing essentially risk-free bonds, and they have little incentive to try to track down fugitives they helped release from jail. [read post]
30 Aug 2011, 11:52 am by Steve Hall
The Dallas County Crime Lab—more formally called the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, or SWIFS—has yet to come under the commission’s microscope. [read post]
30 Aug 2018, 7:32 am by Gritsforbreakfast
All that's a credit to Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson, who personally made the closing arguments in Roy Oliver's case. [read post]
8 Jan 2008, 10:32 am
These impact offenders are tried within 60 days of indictment, and their convictions swiftly take them off our streets, out of our county jail and into the state penitentiary, thus creating a safer community and saving Dallas County taxpayers' money. [read post]
5 Jan 2008, 1:31 am
But we've seen scandals take down Sheriffs in Dallas, Bexar and Potter Counties regarding allegedly improper or bribe-influenced commissary contracts, so it'll be interesting to see which contracts related to county jails wind up being wrapped into the investigation.It wasn't that long ago that the Cameron County Sheriff was convicted of escorting drug smugglers through his county, and San Antonio city council members went to… [read post]
7 Sep 2011, 12:52 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
"Says the report, some jails, including Dallas, don't interpret the shackling ban to include handcuffs. [read post]
2 Feb 2015, 1:30 am by Paul Caron
John Attanasio, 60, was booked into the Collin County jail Sunday. [read post]
3 Jun 2010, 6:18 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Hutchinson, of Allen, has been in the Collin County Jail since April 1 on felony charges including making false statements for property credit, credit card abuse, theft and impersonating a lawyer. [read post]
28 Oct 2015, 12:18 pm by Michael Lowe
Around the hallways of the Dallas County Courthouse, you can hear many a war story about appearing in the courtroom of Dallas County Criminal Court No. 5 when the Honorable Etta Mullin presided on its bench. [read post]
2 Aug 2009, 3:30 am
An excellent story by Kim Horner at the Dallas News tallies up the cost of dealing with the homeless in Dallas County, which comes to $73 million annually in publiic and private dollars, half of it for less than 1,000 "frequent fliers. [read post]
8 Sep 2009, 12:37 am
This will save the county a trivial sum but cost more overall by delaying justice for defendants and victim alike, clogging the courts and the jail. [read post]
23 Apr 2020, 8:45 am by Gritsforbreakfast
 See the 5th Circuit's court order.Houston Chronicle: ‘A perfect storm’: Health experts warn of rapid COVID-19 spread in Texas prisons, recommend early releasesKHOU: TDCJ correctional officer, 2 inmates die from apparent COVID-related complicationsHuntsville Item: TDCJ COVID-19 UPDATE: Offender at Wynne Unit has died from coronavirusKLTV: TDCJ updates Beto Unit 106 COVID-19 cases, 54 tests pendingTexas Tribune: Coronavirus in Texas: County… [read post]
16 May 2010, 12:44 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Last month, a Dallas County sheriff's deputy flew to Baldwin County, Ala., and brought Perez to Dallas. [read post]
17 Jul 2011, 8:52 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The feds have been looking into unspecified and possibly unrelated public corruption allegations involving Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and Dallas DA Craig Watkins, according to various media reports. [read post]
26 May 2009, 10:12 am
Travis County is already writing citations and Dallas County will begin the practice soon. [read post]
19 Oct 2015, 11:27 pm by Robert Guest
So if you are sitting in the county jail and looking at a plea bargain for pen time or county time how can you figure out your back time? [read post]