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6 Feb 2015, 5:44 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The Dallas Morning News today published a column authored by your correspondent arguing that the Texas Lege could reduce the tax burden for local county jails by reducing penalties for two nonviolent offenses: low-level pot possession and subsequent offenses of driving with an invalid license. [read post]
9 Jun 2008, 4:11 am
by Collin, Dallas and Denton County DWI Lawyer Troy Burleson A Sergeant in the Dallas Police Department was arrested this week for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. [read post]
6 Aug 2019, 9:30 am by [email protected]
District Judge David Godbey said Dallas County has to stop imposing pre-set bail bond amounts that keep poorer defendants locked up for weeks or months in jails while richer defendants can walk free. [read post]
6 Aug 2019, 9:30 am by [email protected]
District Judge David Godbey said Dallas County has to stop imposing pre-set bail bond amounts that keep poorer defendants locked up for weeks or months in jails while richer defendants can walk free. [read post]
19 Feb 2019, 2:17 pm by [email protected]
    The post Texas Jail System is Branded a Failure by Lawmakers appeared first on Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys |State & Federal Lawyers. [read post]
19 Feb 2019, 2:17 pm by [email protected]
    The post Texas Jail System is Branded a Failure by Lawmakers appeared first on Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys |State & Federal Lawyers. [read post]
19 Oct 2015, 11:27 pm by Robert Guest
So if you are sitting in the county jail and looking at a plea bargain for pen time or county time how can you figure out your back time? [read post]
12 Aug 2010, 6:56 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Some counties have contracts with local hospitals, some provide it themselves, UTMB used to provide it at the Dallas County Jail (as it does at 80% of Texas prisons), and I don't know how many have privatized it as they've done in Corpus and Beaumont. [read post]
22 Mar 2011, 8:09 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Here's an intriguing story out of Dallas where, despite murky details, on the surface the county's position on vehicle towing doesn't seem to pass the smell test. [read post]
Dallas County concluded as much and started removing them and replacing them with cordless phones.No rush warranted to make jail cells safe in addition to secure, though, at least not in terms of risk managment and potential legal liability. [read post]
8 Jul 2009, 10:08 am
The Dallas Morning News article also cited other cases of neglect of inmates needing medical treatment in the Dallas County jail in the past decade. [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 9:40 am by Robert Guest
Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? [read post]
27 Jul 2013, 1:01 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
District Judge Ed Kinkeade said testimony showed that Dallas County jailers are not trained to recognize basic medical distress in inmates so that they can notify the medical staff." [read post]
16 Jan 2012, 6:40 am by Gritsforbreakfast
At the Dallas News, columnist Steve Blow had a piece yesterday ("Mental illness leaves man trapped in county jail," Jan. 15) about a defendant named Reveau Skinner suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who was declared incompetent to stand trial but then waited in jail more than a year (so far) for a state hospital bed to open up to provide competecy restoration services (i.e., treatment to stabilize and medicate the iillness so the defendant is… [read post]
20 Apr 2020, 4:14 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Forty-three employees have received negative test results.After Harris, Dallas County faces the biggest numbers. [read post]
14 Apr 2021, 8:14 am by [email protected]
Unlike on previous occasions, he ended up in the Collin County Jail instead of a local mental health center. [read post]
14 Apr 2021, 8:14 am by [email protected]
Unlike on previous occasions, he ended up in the Collin County Jail instead of a local mental health center. [read post]
14 Oct 2007, 1:22 am
Today, though, building new jails and maintaining old ones are the biggest contributing factor to rising taxes in nearly every jurisdiction.That's been true of Lubbock's new jail and Dallas' old one. [read post]
24 Jun 2007, 12:39 am
Wrote Gonzales:A new civil rights movement began in Dallas County with the November 2006 election of Watkins as the first African-American district attorney there. [read post]