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Entries from December 2006

The Blame Game Continues-DMN

December 26th, 2006 · No Comments

No party has lock on jail’s woes 08:51 AM CST on Saturday, December 23, 2006S. Jacobson, Dallas Morning News The Dallas County Jail has been a malingering mess for years. But suddenly, the Republican Party is upset about it. Kenn S. George, the GOP’s leader in Dallas County, vented his outrage at the jail’s health-related […]

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It’s Official: Terri Moore Joins Dallas DA Office

December 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Dallas: Former Tarrant prosecutor known for courtroom tenacity 09:56 AM CST on Wednesday, December 20, 2006By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News In his search to fill the No. 2 position in his new administration, Craig Watkins went outside the district attorney’s office, outside the circle of Dallas County courthouse regulars and even outside […]

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New Hires: Dallas Morning News

December 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Watkins picks two assistantsReporter Robert Tharp has info on Watkins appointments. File this one under Worst Kept Secrets in the Courthouse: District Attorney-elect Craig Watkins officially named Fort Worth attorney Terri Moore as his first assistant. Moore, who twice ran unsuccessfully for d.a. in Tarrant County(most recently last November), has been the odds-on bet for […]

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Another DMN Editorial on the Jail

December 17th, 2006 · No Comments

The Dallas Morning News Editorial Something to Talk About 10:35 AM CST on Sunday, December 17, 2006 Two questions about the Dallas County jails, but only one clear answer. Where was Sheriff Lupe Valdez when a radioactive U.S. Department of Justice report hit the streets? (Turkey, as it turns out.) And what’s she doing about […]

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How To Pour $1 million Down A Black Hole

December 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Paying the Piper By Matt Pulle, Dallas Observer Article Published Dec 7, 2006 Lew Sterrett Justice Center, a bad place to get sickAn inmate lawsuit, whose allegations of incompetence and neglect at the Dallas County jail have been echoed by a pair of internal investigations into the health care at the facility, continues to stymie […]

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Starting to See a Pattern? Deliberate Indifference

December 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Feds Detail Fatal Dangers at Jail: Suit Threatened Over Care; Dallas County Officials Say Conditions ImprovingBy Kevin Krause, The Dallas Morning News Dec. 13–Conditions in the Dallas County Jail are so dangerous, they have contributed to the death and injury of numerous inmates and placed others at “risk of serious harm,” a U.S. Department of […]

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The Dallas Morning News

December 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Anyone interested in reading the entire Department of Justice Report on the jail can get it from The Dallas Morning News website. www.dallasnews.com

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Associated Press Report: Dallas Jail & DOJ

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/4397377.html Justice Dept. report: Dallas jail conditions violate rightsBy MATT CURRY-The Associated Press DALLAS — The Dallas County Jail, one of the largest in the country, violates the constitutional rights of inmates by failing to provide adequate medical and mental health care, according to an eyebrow-raising federal report. Page after page of violations are detailed […]

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DOJ Report: Preview

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

Well it’s finally here. The United States Department of Justice has sent District Attorney Bill Hill and other elected officials a scathing rebuke over the way Dallas County has treated inmates. In a letter dated December 8, 2006, Assistant United States Attorney General Wan Kim told Dallas that the jail is “grossly inadequate.” Anyone with […]

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