Pamela Weatherby, who died last JulyPamela Weatherby, a 45-year-old Big Spring woman -- and, according to a federal suit filed Monday in Dallas, an "unstable insulin dependent diabetic" -- was serving a one-year sentence for drug possession at Dawson State Jail when she died last July. Now her pa ... More >>
The Dallas County Judicial Treatment Center in WimerCornell Companies, the private operator of correctional facilities 'cross the country, has a motto: "People Changing People." A lawsuit filed this week in Dallas County District Court proposes an alteration: "People Filming People." At least, so ... More >>
This morning, a reader wondered: Has the state decided if it's going to renew its contract with Corrections Corporation of America regarding operations of the Jesse R. Dawson State Jail on the Trinity River? When last we looked at the issue, the contract was set to expire January 15, only ... More >>
A couple of weeks back, Nicole Porter at Texas Prison Bid'ness took note of the state's impending budget shortfall and concluded that, more than likely, it'll result in the closing of some private prisons and jails. Sure, but which ones? Well, writes our old pal Scott Henson today over at Grits f ... More >>
City Auditor's OfficeAccording to the latest audit, this is how much the city pays the county per a 31-year-old county jail operating agreement.In 1978, the city of Dallas and Dallas County signed an agreement concerning the operations at the county jail -- an agreement that's been revised four time ... More >>
Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch on Tuesday released a report blasting the government for delaying, withholding and botching medical care for immigrants detained in Florida, Arizona and Texas. In the Lone Star State, the researchers conducted interviews with women held at the Port Isabel detenti ... More >>
Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"
Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?
The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise