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10 Jun 2010, 4:54 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Dallas' jail is 9th largest; Bexar, 18th; Tarrant, 24th; Travis, 41st; El Paso, 50th.And speaking of empty jail cells, the latest news out of Houston lets us know that Texas counties that speculatively overbuilt their jails hoping to rent out extra space can't count on Harris County to cover their bad bets. [read post]
14 Nov 2014, 7:05 am by Gritsforbreakfast
At the county level, Texas Lawyer reported (Nov. 10) on Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins' failed attempt to halt a "high profit" jail contract with Securus for provision of phone service, though he did succeed in preserving in-person visitation at the jail, at least for now. [read post]
23 Sep 2015, 5:17 am by Gritsforbreakfast
  Failure to protect them or provide them with services can subject the jail and the county to lawsuits that seek substantial damages as well as injunctive relief. [read post]
27 Oct 2014, 2:04 pm by Michael Lowe
The post Carson County Money Laundering Case Dismissed appeared first on Dallas Justice. [read post]
25 Jul 2010, 3:30 pm by Susan I. Nelson
 Dallas County - The Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas County, like more than half of Texas' counties (including McLennan) is participating in the U.S. [read post]
31 Jul 2014, 11:01 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Price for years acted as a self-appointed czar of the Dallas County Jail as well as the county bail bond board, so there's a particular irony in his present situation. [read post]
17 Feb 2007, 6:53 am
Reported the Dallas News ("Dallas County frees 700, will boost staff," Feb. 16): A major wrinkle to the county's plan to reduce the jail population nearly emerged Friday, when county officials learned of the city of Dallas' planned involvement in a statewide, weeklong roundup of people with Class C misdemeanor warrants - the very low-level offenders the county has been trying to move out of the… [read post]
3 Apr 2007, 5:26 am
Last year, Dallas County criminal district judges assigned just 38 percent of cases to public defenders, county budget office figures show. [read post]
20 Apr 2007, 6:51 am
I heard that the Dallas county jail got a surprise inspection today. [read post]
14 Jul 2008, 7:39 am
However, several agencies including Dallas PD and some smaller counties are writing tickets for certain B misdemeanors. [read post]
27 Apr 2015, 5:14 pm by Andrew Babb
As of Sunday, he was arrested and taken to Dallas County Jail, where he was charged with intoxication assault. [read post]
23 Sep 2008, 8:56 am
They not only save the county money on attorneys fees (thanks to economies of scale) but also help process defendants more quickly and to that extent even help with jail overcrowding. [read post]
9 May 2007, 1:01 am
Harris and Dallas are among the non-compliant jails commissioners will discuss, and I want to see what kind of oversight state regulators are really providing these facilities. [read post]
14 Jun 2008, 9:02 am
An all-woman jury yesterday in Amarillo brought back a guilty verdict against Potter County Sheriff Mike Shumate for taking bribes from the Dallas-based commissary manager, Mid-America Services. [read post]
4 May 2008, 3:34 pm
Dallas County accounts for about one-third of that. [read post]
7 Mar 2008, 11:09 pm
First DOJ released a scathing report about healthcare at the Dallas County Jail. [read post]
15 Nov 2014, 10:51 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The problem is exacerbated by understaffing.County jails and local property taxesCounty jails drive county property tax increases and pit Big-Government Conservatives with the small-government variety, which is why the debate over jail expansion in Burleson County has been so divisive.Ruh RohThe feds are auditing outgoing Dallas DA Craig Watkins' asset forfeiture funds.Bicyclist's helmet cam captured deputy's misconductCivil… [read post]