Posts Tagged ‘ guards and jailers ’

What’s Going on in the Lubbock County Jail?

Oct 9th, 2010 | By

Lubbock area folks should be aware they can file a report with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in the interest of public safety and the wellbeing of people incarcerated there. And please email info@texasjailproject.org with questions and comments. Thanks!



Do We Now Have Separate Jails for the Rich?

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

Friday, September 24, 2010 9:43 AM by Matt Clarke, Prison Legal News There are two criminal justice systems in the United States. One is for people with wealth, fame or influence who can afford to hire top-notch attorneys and public relations firms, who make campaign contributions to sheriffs, legislators and other elected officials, and who



Hockley Jail Fails Inspection In Many Ways

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By

The Hockley County Jail did not meet state jail standards, according to an annual inspection report conducted last month.The Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspected the jail July 13 and 14 and found six areas of non-compliance.



Speaking Out About Potter County Jail

Jul 17th, 2010 | By

Captain Haney, I was in your facility for several weeks this year – 2010, not because I have a long history of crime but because I chose to serve my time and get it behind me. I am a college educated professional myself but even though I chose to take the shortest and more uncomfortable



A Death Row for San Antonio

Jun 15th, 2010 | By

Recent findings by two separate review panels revealed that the Bexar County jail staff was not following state rules on inmate medical screenings, signaling troubling problems that must be addressed quickly.
Obtaining accurate medical information when a prisoner is jailed is vital to the efficient and safe operation of a detention facility.



A Look Into the Montgomery County Jail

Jun 1st, 2010 | By

In 2006, Law and Order Magazine recognized the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as the “best dressed” sheriff’s office in the nation. As Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel says, “We utilize a number of different uniforms here for a variety of duties, so it’s important to have a uniform that is comfortable and functional” (Law and Order,



Nightmare on Baker Street—Julia’s Year in the Harris County Jail

Mar 11th, 2010 | By

Jail is not meant to be a holiday, but one might expect to at least be treated as a human being. What I witnessed, during my time in the suicide watch section and in general population, was a nightmare, not just in terms of myself, but more in how I saw others treated. My first



Inmates’ Money Stolen in Montgomery County

Jan 18th, 2010 | By

Why didn’t the Montgomery County media cover this story?

A routine audit turned up some $70,000 in missing money at the Montgomery County Jail, and now an employee is charged with the inside job.
A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted Phyllis Ann Traylor, 51 of Conroe on a felony count of Theft by a Public Servant.



CiviGenics Guard Resigns After Sexual Incident at Liberty County Jail

Jan 10th, 2010 | By

A female employee of CiviGenics who works as a guard in the Liberty County Jail resigned Tuesday, April 29, after being questioned by Liberty County Sheriff’s Office investigators about having sex with an inmate, according to Liberty County Sheriff Greg Arthur. . . . CiviGenics guards have been indicted on sexual assault charges at other Texas jails as well, including civil rights charges at the company’s bi-state jail in Texarkansas and similar charges at the McLennon County jail in Waco.



Brownsville story about “Heaven and Hell in Cameron County Jail”

Nov 16th, 2009 | By

“Heaven and Hell in Cameron County Jail” by TJP director Diana Claitor, is online. This feature story in the Texas Observer* explores events in Brownsville since chaplain Gail Hanson spoke out about dismal conditions in the women’s jail, the sheriff banned her from entering the jail, the community became involved and a federal lawsuit was