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15 Sep 2008, 8:56 pm
DALLAS-A federal court jury ordered Dallas County on Tuesday August 27, 2008 to pay $900,000 to a former Dallas County jail inmate for denying him proper medical care while he was in custody. [read post]
19 Oct 2007, 4:09 am
Mid America Services, the Dallas-based company that allegedly bribed the Potter County Sheriff to receive jail commissary contracts, was also at the center of bribery accusations that let to the indictment but ultimate dismissal of similar charges against then-Dallas County Sheriff Jim Bowles in 2004. [read post]
1 May 2011, 12:24 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
" With a jail population of more than 10,000, Harris County jails more than Dallas and Tarrant counties combined. [read post]
23 Dec 2006, 1:03 pm
Evidently Dallas' republicans are trying to make the unconstitutionally awful conditions of our county jail the democrats' fault, specifically Lupe Valdez's. [read post]
16 Nov 2012, 10:44 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Here are links to a number of recent items from Texas Prison Bidness which deserve Grits readers' attention:Jury awards $2.25 million to family of man who died at LCS' Brooks County Detention CenterStudy: As Liberty County reduces jail population, ending privatization saves money (see a related, recent Grits post)Sexual abuse allegations at CEC's Liberty County JailDeaths at Dawson State Jail investigated by Dallas news… [read post]
14 Jul 2011, 11:45 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The county will have to get back to you on that.Of course, the $35 million question is: How did Dallas County get in this mess? [read post]
10 Aug 2011, 4:54 am by Gritsforbreakfast
“In the long run, this program will save Dallas County money and make us safer,” said Jenkins, a Democrat. [read post]
15 Sep 2007, 1:55 am
It seems antithetical to the idea of attorney-client privilege, but some think it's okay, at least in Hunt, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and other counties, according to the Dallas News ("Hunt county not alone in listening to inmate phone calls," Sept. 15).Despite Williamson County DA John Bradley's adamant defense of the practice (he said jailed inmates have "no expectation of privacy"), I think most attorneys would agree with… [read post]
15 Sep 2007, 1:55 am
It seems antithetical to the idea of attorney-client privilege, but some think it's okay, at least in Hunt, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and other counties, according to the Dallas News ("Hunt county not alone in listening to inmate phone calls," Sept. 15).Despite Williamson County DA John Bradley's adamant defense of the practice (he said jailed inmates have "no expectation of privacy"), I think most attorneys would agree with… [read post]
4 Jun 2008, 8:14 am
(Ditto for the county commissioners court.)The Dallas jail only recently began to pass state inspections, and the Sheriff can barely keep it staffed adequately. [read post]
16 Jun 2013, 7:02 am by Gritsforbreakfast
By contrast, 36,036 truancy cases were filed in four Dallas County truancy courts during the same year. [read post]
4 Jul 2009, 5:00 am
A judge has given the go-ahead on a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a mentally ill woman who died in the Dallas County jail. [read post]
2 Feb 2021, 8:21 am by [email protected]
The situation is less acute in Dallas County which has made greater use of bond hearings for its inmates. [read post]
2 Feb 2021, 8:21 am by [email protected]
The situation is less acute in Dallas County which has made greater use of bond hearings for its inmates. [read post]
20 Feb 2007, 6:36 pm
Dallas County taxpayers might want to ask whether the jail plans to improve its management of mentally ill prisoners. [read post]
28 Dec 2007, 12:57 am
Here are several jail related items I've been watching that may interest Grits readers:Federal suit filed against Dallas jail for medical neglectThis has been a long time coming: A civil rights lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Ellard alleging medical neglect at the Dallas County Jail, especially notable as the first such litigation since Parkland hospital took over medical care at the jail from UTMB Galveston's correctional managed… [read post]
28 May 2010, 7:51 am by Jacqueline Dowd
A 22-year-old homeless man accused of trying to steal six chicken nuggets from a Dallas fast-food restaurant faces a robbery charge.Marquis Marsh walked into a Wendy's restaurant, jumped over the counter, grabbed the nuggets and jumped back over the counter, knocking over the cash register.The store manager tried to stop Marsh, who punched him several times and dropped the nuggets, police said.Marsh was being held at the Dallas County Jail on $3,500 bail.Read… [read post]