By Flint Britton Planning, designing and building a new county jail can be a daunting task for elected officials. Not only are they required to follow stringent state regulations regarding the housing of inmates, but they also must pay utmost attention to safety and security measures, as well as navigate the politics and controversies that often accompany such … [Read more...] about Sponsored Content: Bee County’s New Jail Project Exemplifies Spirit of Cooperation
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By Kellie A. Dworaczyk House Research Organization Focus Report Number 84-11 October 25, 2016 The following is Part One of the latest House Research Organization Focus Report. To view the report in full, go to http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/focus/ageofcriminalresponsibility.pdf Texas is one of seven states in which 17-year-olds accused of committing … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Should Texas Raise the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility?
TEXAS INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION TIDC Awards Grant to Fund Public Defender Program in Willacy County On Aug. 21, the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC or Commission) awarded a two year grant for $313,308 to provide funding for the Willacy County Public Defender Office (WPDO). Willacy County is currently facing a financial crisis due to the termination … [Read more...] about Special Jail Section
County Progress asked Brandon Wood, executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (Commission), to address some of the relevant issues facing county jails. Q: As we approach the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature, do you anticipate any impact on the TCJS? The agency was instructed to submit a supplemental appropriations request that would … [Read more...] about Texas County Jails: Current Events
Latest Meeting Recap By Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger Chairman The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (Commission) heard from several members of the public regarding the treatment of pregnant inmates during the public comment portion of the Commission’s Aug. 7 meeting in Austin. Representatives from the Texas Jail Project, Moms Rising, and Mamas of … [Read more...] about Texas Commission on Jail Standards