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22 Feb 2008, 2:12 am
Reported the Dallas News ("Dallas police program would allow tickets instead of jail for minor offenses," Feb. 22):Police and prosecutors are working on a program that would allow the courts to handle misdemeanor citations under the new law, which took effect Sept. 1. [read post]
5 Jul 2007, 6:40 am
This consequence was foreseeable as the sunrise with Dallas County's rapid hiring of young, inexperienced jailers, and it's just as predictable that a bad incident will occur that creates more problems for the county. [read post]
28 Apr 2020, 4:01 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Governor Abbott may want to open the economy back up, but in county jails, the problem is only getting worse. [read post]
18 Jun 2014, 11:32 am by Clint Broden
An example is former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent who last week asked a Dallas County judge to let him serve the rest of a jail sentence in a treatment facility. [read post]
15 Jul 2014, 6:15 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Austin and El Paso also process cases much more rapidly on the front end.According to the Dallas News (June 29), though, some other counties allow even longer waits than Dallas:Fort Worth police, for example, take suspects to their jail and then Mansfield’s jail until the county accepts the charge. [read post]
9 Apr 2007, 7:16 am
Does Dallas County actually WANT its employees to be unaware of potential harms? [read post]
15 Feb 2018, 2:00 pm
On March 6, the voters of Dallas County will begin the process of choosing their next district attorney. [read post]
24 Jan 2007, 7:44 am
For a long time collect calls from Dallas County jail have been expensive. [read post]
27 Sep 2007, 4:46 am
It seems that in Dallas County, asking for a court-appointed lawyer is enough to get you thrown in jail. [read post]
30 Apr 2014, 6:33 am by Gritsforbreakfast
When the Travis County Jail installed video visitation technology and ceased the practice of in-person visitation, they promised that attorneys conversations wouldn't be recorded. [read post]
28 Apr 2008, 3:45 am
About a third of inmates in the Dallas County jail system are awaiting dispositions of felony cases, according to recent county reports. [read post]
12 Feb 2007, 5:49 am
Dallas released hundreds of low-level offenders last week to make room in the county jail, reported the Dallas News ("Low level felons let out of Dallas County Jail," Feb. 12), but they're far from solving their problems.Over at Dallas Sidebar, former Dallas District and 5th Court of Appeals Judge Ron Chapman places part of the blame on the Legislature for enacting huge surcharges on tickets for DWIs and… [read post]
18 Jun 2014, 11:32 am by Clint
An example is former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent who last week asked a Dallas County judge to let him serve the rest of a jail sentence in a treatment facility. [read post]
12 Jul 2017, 3:59 am by Michael Lowe
Allegation of Misconduct by Two Dallas County Prosecutors Last year, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office got accused of withholding evidence and doing other bad things in a case where a man spent almost two years in jail. [read post]
21 Jul 2015, 2:45 pm by Sarah Klein
In the Dallas area, the death of a woman in a Waller County jail cell has sparked a protest in the city and elsewhere in the country. [read post]
28 Nov 2007, 1:10 am
The UTMB-Galveston Faculty Association blog identifies the common reasoning between Jefferson County's recent decision not to hire UTMB for its jail healthcare (discussed on Grits here) and Dallas County's decision to end its contract with the Galveston medical school: UTMB wants "to make mistakes and have the contracting county eat the resulting lawsuits. [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 12:40 pm
Recently Dallas county's notoriously mismanaged and dangerous jail met the working end of a 1983 civil suit. [read post]
22 Apr 2011, 8:22 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Dallas' jail is 7th largest in the county; San Antonio's 16th; Tarrant County's 26th; and Travis County's 34th;  The incarceration rate of 242 per 100,000 gives us a national benchmark to which we may compare Texas county incarceration rates, which are updated monthly by the Commission on Jail Standards in this report (pdf), which gives the ratio in terms of inmates per 1,000, but may be adusted. [read post]