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Navarro County Jail Problems with Dispensing Medication

Navarro County Jail in Corsicana, Texas, is currently listed as a non-compliant jail on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) website. A notice of non-compliance was sent on June…

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Oscar Lopez Dies in Hidalgo County Jail on Day 5

Oscar Lopez went through intake at Hidalgo County Jail on February 6, 2024. Tragically, he died in the jail’s custody four days later. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department filed the…

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Taylor County Jail Inmate David Hunt Dies in 67 Hours

Fifty-three-year-old David Christopher Hunt was booked into Taylor County Jail at 8:00 PM on July 2, 2024. He was placed in a detox cell, where he was found unresponsive less…

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Howard County, Texas Jail Fails a May 2024 Jail Inspection

Howard County Jail in Texas is currently listed as a non-compliant jail on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) website. The latest non-compliance correspondence was issued on June 3,…

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Juan Moreno-Hernandez Dies in Bexar County Jail

Juan Moreno-Hernandez went through intake at Bexar County Jail on November 24, 2023. He died there at age 36 on June 24, 2024. The custodial death report (CDR) about this…

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Tarrant County Jail Detainee Chasity Bonner Dies in 11 Days

Chasity Corday Bonner had been a detainee in Tarrant County Jail for 11 days when she was discovered unresponsive in her single cell. It was the morning of May 27,…

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Hidalgo County Jail Inmate Juan Guerra Dies

Juan Andres Guerra was booked into Hidalgo County Jail in Edinburg, Texas, on March 18, 2024. Approximately 3 months later, on June 24, he died in the jail’s custody. The…

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Dickens County Jail is Cited for Non-Compliance

Dickens County Jail in Dickens, Texas, is currently listed as a non-compliant jail on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) website. A jail inspection was conducted on June 10,…

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What mental health resources are available to people in jails?

Technical Assistance Memorandum 24-04 dated June 5, 2024, was sent by Brandon Wood, Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to all Texas sheriffs and jail administrators.…

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Swisher County Jail is Found Non-Compliant

Swisher County Jail in Texas is currently listed as a non-compliant jail on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) website. The latest non-compliance correspondence was issued on June 7,…

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TCJS Again Cites Liberty County Jail for Violations

Liberty County Jail in Texas is currently listed three times as a non-compliant jail on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) website. The latest non-compliance correspondence was issued on…

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Polk County Jail is Cited by TCJS for Non-Compliance

After an annual jail inspection at Polk County Jail on May 20, 2024, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) sent the Burnet, Texas, jail a notice of non-compliance. TCJS…

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Baylor County Jail is Cited for Non-Compliance

On May 28, 2024, Baylor County Jail in Seymour, Texas, underwent its annual jail inspection. Two days later, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) sent a notice of non-compliance…

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Steven Hildebrand Died the Day He Entered Howard County Jail

Steven Glen Hildebrand was booked into Howard County Jail in Big Springs, Texas, at 10:15 a.m. on March 10, 2024. He died on the same day approximately 9 hours later…

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Ellis County Jail Cited by State for Failing to Supervise Escapee

A special jail inspection was conducted at Ellis County Jail in Rankin, Texas, on May 20, 2024. The next day, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) sent the jail…

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53-Year-Old Dallas County Jail Detainee Leticia Chapa Rocha Dies

Leticia Chapa Rocha was booked into Dallas County Jail Lew Sterrett Justice Center on January 6, 2024. She died in the custody of the jail on May 12, 2024. The…

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Jesus Hernandez Dies in El Paso County Jail on the 19th Day

At age 51, Jesus Ruben Hernandez was booked into El Paso County Jail. He went through intake on May 5, 2024, and only lived another 18 days. The El Paso…

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Grayson County Jail Detainee James P. Brown Dies

James Paul Brown was 51 years old when he was booked into Grayson County Jail on April 10, 2024. The custodial death report (CDR) that the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department…

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Are Jails Prepared for Pregnancies?

Pregnancy in jail can be very hard on both the mother and baby. Jails often fall short of providing quality prenatal care and birthing support.

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Pregnancy Issues in Jail

Pregnant inmates can face many problems while incarcerated. Poor prenatal care, separation from their newborns and a lack of choice can have long term effects.

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