Posts Tagged ‘ guards and jailers ’

Double Standard in Hockley Jail

Apr 5th, 2009 | By

A sister of a man in the Hockley County Jail wrote to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards complaining about mistreatment of her brother. At the end of her statement, she made a good point about the staff that applies to many other correctional officers: “They want the inmates to go by rules but I think they should go by their own rules also.”

Harris County Jail: Hell on Earth, 2009

Mar 10th, 2009 | By

Sarah was sentenced to 180 days at the Harris County Jail on a misdemeanor from Family Court. There are two jails in Harris County: Big Baker and Little Baker. Sarah spent time in both and eventually served a total of three months. Big Baker is the housing for inmates who are considered High Risk. She

Federal Probe of Harris County Jail

Mar 12th, 2008 | By

Houston Chronicle Staff, Houston Chronicle For more than two years, news stories by Chronicle reporters have raised troubling questions concerning the mortality rate among prisoners held at the Harris County Jail. At least 138 deaths occurred between 2001 and the end of 2007. In January, three more county jail inmates died. Now that the Department