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30 Oct 2008, 7:17 am
Dallas County was hit with recent settlements and judgments totaling nearly $2 million in jail-neglect lawsuits. [read post]
22 Mar 2010, 5:32 am by Gritsforbreakfast
If you need evidence that the legal system doesn't really know how to accommodate voice hearing defendants, look no further than delays in a routine misdemeanor case that have stranded a mentally ill inmate for months in the Dallas County Jail on minor charges, as reported in the Dallas News ("For mentally ill man, 45 days stretches into 6 months," March 20): Nicholas Sauve says he talks to angels in his Dallas County Jail… [read post]
23 Dec 2016, 9:30 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Dallas County is implementing a couple of significant criminal justice reforms, as described in this Morning News article. [read post]
5 May 2010, 7:33 am by Gritsforbreakfast
In the comments to that post, former Dallas County jail guard Lindsey Wilhite referenced her own account of these events in a self-published book based on her experiences working at the Dallas jail called "Covered Up. [read post]
8 Apr 2007, 12:05 pm
I responded in the comments:I know county officials who read Grits and other blogs who consider it part of their job, especially for Grits, e.g., on jail overcrowding and legislative stuff. [read post]
9 Feb 2007, 8:08 am
At Dallas Sidebar, Proximo, who works at the Dallas County DA's office, says everyone is pulling together in Dallas to accomplish the Herculean (or perhaps Sisyphian) task of reducing the jail population by 1,000 inmates in the next three months. [read post]
3 Jul 2015, 5:35 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Here's an odd development: The Harris County Jail is so full they're having to ship inmates to contract beds in other counties, while the Dallas County Jail population has plummeted.Dallas County Jail population drops to all-time low[Harris] County Jail shipping inmates to Beaumont lockup A DOJ statistician told the Morning News that "Texas’ entire jail population has been in… [read post]
14 Dec 2015, 2:56 pm by Michael Lowe
The client hired another attorney who couldn’t get him out of jail on the Dallas County warrant as he sat in jail for 12 days. [read post]
7 May 2009, 6:26 am
Wrote the Dallas News editorial board: The immediate problem is today in Austin, where several Dallas County officials will attempt to convince the jail commission board that they're doing all they can to reach compliance.In immediate jeopardy is a 15-year-old variance that allows the county to exceed bed limits in the jail tower with serious, persistent fire-safety problems. [read post]
27 Aug 2008, 7:40 am
First, it's the largest jury verdict over a jail-neglect suit against Dallas County. [read post]
13 Nov 2008, 6:45 pm
The Dallas Morning News reports that the Dallas County jail has become one of the first in the nation to use a new federal database to identify illegal immigrants during the book-in process. [read post]
24 Apr 2018, 3:55 pm by John Floyd
”   70% of Inmates in County Jail Cannot Make Bail   The Dallas County Jail on any given day houses roughly 5,000 inmates, 70 percent of whom are in pretrial detention because they cannot afford to make bail. [read post]
29 May 2012, 3:56 am by Bob Kraft
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas County has begun a pilot program to enforce this civic responsibility. [read post]
12 Dec 2006, 5:02 pm
The feds have finally submitted their report to Dallas County on their investigation of the sanitary conditions, and treatment of the physically and mentally ill at the Dallas County Jail. [read post]
19 Aug 2008, 6:10 pm
Folks who follow jail issues will want to check out these recent posts on jail issues come from some of my favorite blogs: From Grits for Breakfast here, "Dallas County scrounging for 'loose change' on jail costs but ignores potential savings from jailing fewer people" From TalkLeft here, "An Enlightented Crime Policy: The Best Jail is an Empty One" [read post]
19 Jan 2008, 11:37 pm
Just a few jail-related headlines from around the state:Staffing improved, though Dallas jail still fails inspectionThe Dallas County Jail failed its state inspection last week for the fifth straight year. [read post]
7 Oct 2008, 1:43 pm
Research discovered that half of all prisoners transported from city jails to the county jails bond out within 24 hours. [read post]
30 Nov 2007, 8:26 am
Let 'em know which county jail you think is worst. [read post]