Tarrant County

Travis County pretrial release system

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

One reason Texas has so many people held pretrial in county jails— resulting in high numbers of deaths due to medical neglect and suicide—is that out of 254 counties, only 5 use risk assessment tools that give the county a good way to release people without cash bond. …

Turns out “Travis County’s risk-informed pretrial release system removes poverty as an impediment to release, creating a fairer system for defendants,” and at the same time, saves the county money and results in fewer future problems for defendants.



TJP Helps with Tarrant County Complaint

Jul 1st, 2011 | By

I found the Texas Jail Project website and helped my mother write to make all the contacts that are suggested on the complaint page. I just wanted to thank you for your site. I feel sorry for the inmates that aren’t having their basic rights respected or acknowledged. Because they don’t have people who look



35-year-old Mother Dies in Tarrant County Jail

Jun 8th, 2008 | By

By Carol Cavazos, CBS 11 Ten days into serving her sentence at the Tarrant County Jail, a Fort Worth woman died. Police say Adrienne Lemons was serving time for unpaid traffic tickets. The 35-year-old was rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital on June 13, where she later died. Lemons leaves behind a 3-year-old child. Lemons’