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12 Dec 2006, 6:42 am
Jail conditions in Dallas County have been bad for some time, and it hasn't exactly been a secret. [read post]
27 Oct 2006, 4:23 am
Dallas County is already using Suzanne Kays Jail and Decker Detention Center as overflow for the increasingly overcrowded county jail. [read post]
24 Jan 2007, 5:33 am
From The Dallas Morning News (may require registration):For years, families of Dallas County Jail inmates have received hefty phone bills for accepting collect calls from the jail at the same time the county has been paid millions in annual commissions through exclusive agreements with phone companies. [read post]
2 Feb 2012, 9:44 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The Dallas County Jail right now houses roughly 7,800 inmates, according to comments by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards this morning, down from more than 10,000 at its height. [read post]
9 Sep 2008, 4:53 pm
Kevin Krause at the Dallas News Crime Blog reports that the new Dallas County budget includes provisions to close one of the county's five jails to save money on staffing costs.This should be a cautionary tale for communities like Smith County (Tyler) to the East of Dallas or McLennan (Waco) to the South which hope to solve overcrowding problems by expanding capacity. [read post]
14 Jan 2008, 10:54 pm
The Texas Commission on Jail Standards decided to conduct a surprise visit to the Dallas County Jail rather than wait for their regularly scheduled inspection in March, reports the Dallas News ("Jail gets surprise inspection," Jan. 14). [read post]
6 Apr 2007, 1:34 am
It's good to see the folks at the DMN are just as fed up with the Dallas County Jail mess as I am! [read post]
11 Dec 2006, 9:39 pm
"I've written before that the Dallas County jail can be bad for your health. [read post]
30 Nov 2010, 6:38 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Kevin Krause at the Dallas News has the backstory of how a consultant costing taxpayers more than half a million dollars is trying to help the Dallas County Jail pass inspection for the first time in 8 years ("Consultants brought in to help Dallas County jail finally pass inspection," Nov. 28). [read post]
1 Mar 2016, 7:40 am by Sarah Klein
Read More The post Dallas County Jail Is Ordered to Audit Mental Health Procedures appeared first on . [read post]
16 Aug 2008, 10:37 am
The Dallas News in a column titled 'Hits and Misses' (Aug. 16) labeled as a miss this suggestion from Dallas County for making ends meet on the backs of jail inmates:It sounded appealing, this idea to charge Dallas County jail inmates $25 a day, room and board, on misdemeanor offenses. [read post]
13 Aug 2008, 9:08 am
I'm not sure how I missed a new report (pdf) from the feds last month about improvements and deficiencies at the Dallas County jail, but the story by Kevin Krause at the Dallas News ("New report finds Dallas jail improved but still falling short on health care," July 22) contains a good analysis of what's been accomplished at the jail and the mainly healthcare related shortcomings USDOJ says they still need to… [read post]
25 Jul 2009, 1:11 am
Kevin Krause at the Dallas News Crime Blog has a several informative blog posts (the first two based on internal, linked memos) that deserve attention from anyone watching the saga surrounding Dallas jail administration:Dallas County lawyers get majority of jail lawsuits thrown outDallas County jail guards may have to stay on past their shiftsDallas County jail guard arrested for having sex with inmate [read post]
15 Aug 2008, 6:40 pm
Need to see if a friend or loved one is in the Dallas County Jail? [read post]
23 Jan 2018, 2:15 pm
The story is worse in Dallas County, where pretrial arrestees account for 70 percent of the jail population. [read post]
4 Jan 2017, 2:32 am by Michael Lowe
    The Dallas County Jail Population: Higher Than Average Here in Dallas County, you get arrested and you get taken down to the county jail. [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 11:49 am by Michael Lowe
Bail Bonds in Dallas: First, You are Arrested and Booked in Jail When someone is arrested in Dallas, they lose their freedom and are taken by law enforcement officers to one of several jails here in Dallas County, were they are booked into the jail and placed behind bars. [read post]
3 Jul 2008, 7:03 am
Last year Dallas had to forego a traffic ticket roundup because the county jail was overstuffed and couldn't handle the extra inmates. [read post]
26 Dec 2017, 8:35 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The Dallas County Jail has dipped to its lowest population in recent memory and local officials can't agree why. [read post]
22 Feb 2012, 2:18 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Dallas County will soon begin charging inmates fees for healthcare services reports the Dallas Morning News ("Dallas County begin charging jail inmates for medical care," Feb. 22, behind paywall). [read post]