Inmate Stories

Bell County Treatment

Apr 19th, 2007 | By

The names in the following article have been changed to protect the privacy of both the inmate it is about and the woman who shared it with Texas Jail Project. Last fall, Mary T. was temporarily jailed in Bell County on a charge related to her military service. Mary shared a cell with Jane, a



A Mother’s Story of the Dallas County Jail

Dec 5th, 2006 | By

Letter to TJP from former inmate Margie Snider, November 28, 2006 I was put in the Dallas County Jail on May 1st for Civil Contempt—for missing child support payments the previous year to my angry, rich ex-husband. Even though I was paying, with the money coming out of my payroll checks, the fact that I



Diane Wilson’s Letter From the Victoria County Jail

Oct 31st, 2006 | By
Diane Wilson’s Letter From the Victoria County Jail

When arrested and incarcerated in the Victoria County Jail, Diane was wanted in Texas on criminal trespassing charges for climbing a tower at Dow Chemical to unfurl a banner protesting how the company failed to take responsibility for the 1984 chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, where 150,000 people were poisoned. The following is a January