Posts Tagged ‘ Lack of medical care ’

Killer Jails?

Jul 5th, 2011 | By

Do killer jails exist in the great state of Texas today? If so, where?
If you talk to someone who’s been in the Gregg County Jail, they might say that jail is one because they will not help you if you are in withdrawal from either legally prescribed medication or a drug you’re addicted to.



Houston Radio Interview: Inmates Die in County Jails

Nov 17th, 2010 | By

By John Labus, 740 KTRH, Wednesday, November 17, 2010      A recent analysis suggests the number of illness-related deaths in county jails in Texas is close to the number of deaths in state prisons. Brandon Wood, an assistant director with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards says jail populations are more transient, bringing more



Hundreds of Preventable Deaths In Texas County Jails

Nov 14th, 2010 | By

by Brandi Grissom | 11/14/10
Click on the link for this important story that includes mention of the Texas Jail Project and quotes by our director:
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-state-agencies/state-commission-on-jail-standards/hundreds-die-of-illnesses-in-county-jails/
Even more awesome: the New York Times ran this story!



Mistakes and Lies: Torrey Smith, 31, Dies In Hays County Jail

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

SAN MARCOS — Torrey Lamar Smith had fallen behind on paying fines related to a 2006 felony, and on Dec. 2, 2008, after officials issued a warrant for his arrest, Smith turned himself in at the Hays County Jail . He would never check out of the jail. Five days later, the 31-year-old father of



In Potter County: Michael Dick’s Parents Sue the Jail

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

The parents of Michael Dick today filed a lawsuit against Potter County, several jailers and medical staff claiming they’re responsible for their son’s death while he was incarcerated last year. They claim their son, who was 33 at the time of his death, was denied proper medical care.



Abilene Mom Says We Helped Her Son

Jul 11th, 2010 | By

July 11, 2010      I would also like to think Diane and the volunteers from the Texas Jail Project for driving up here to Abilene and showing the medical neglect and mistreatment of inmates in the Taylor County Jail. She listened to our stories when everyone else had a dead ear. She helped my



Dallas Aunt and TJP Team Up to Help Nephew

Dec 15th, 2008 | By

I would like to thank the Texas Jail Project for their help and support with getting my nephew medical care while in the Lew Sterett Justice Center in Dallas. He was having some medical problems and I did not know where to turn. I had called repeatedly to get him medical attention and they would



Diane Wilson Goes to Bat in Calhoun County

Aug 26th, 2008 | By

We think Angela deserves a round of applause! She refused to give up even when she was ignored. Angela’s brother had a terminal condition and desperately needed his medication, but wasn’t receiving it in their jail. Angela sent them a 1500 word complaint, and sent the same complaint to the biggest paper in her area, the Victoria Advocate, and they published it. Then she found us, emailed us and Diane Wilson drove over and had a conversation with the sheriff. Then, finally, the jail staff paid attention.



Henderson County Woman Dies in Jail

Jul 24th, 2008 | By

ATHENS — An investigation into the death of a Henderson County Jail inmate was turned over to the Texas Rangers following allegations of medical neglect and mistreatment at the hands of jail officials.
The sheriff’s office denies any wrongdoing.



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’