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Entries from February 2007

Judge Removed From Case-The Daily Light

February 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Judge removed from caseBy JONATHAN BLUNDELL Daily Light staff writerPosted: Saturday, February 24, 2007 7:40 PM CST Defense attorneys for James Leon Williams said they were pleased Friday afternoon after Senior Judge Bill Coker of the 191st District Court in Dallas granted their motion for recusal against 40th District Court Judge Gene Knize.Waxahachie attorney Mark […]

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Waxahachie Daily Light-Legal Battle

February 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

NewsLegal battle goes onBy JONATHAN BLUNDELL Daily Light staff writerPosted: Friday, February 23, 2007 11:23 AM CST The legal battle over a June 24, 2005, accident on Interstate 35 continued Thursday in Waxahachie.Senior Judge Bill Coker, of the 191st District Court in Dallas, preceded over a hearing Thursday to determine the outcome of a motion […]

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Settlement: The Dallas Morning News

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Kudos to Kevin Krause and The Dallas Morning News for their continuing coverage of the situation in the Dallas County Jail- David Finn •Jail care lawsuit to be settledCounty OKs $950,000 payout to families of 3 mentally ill ex-inmates12:01 AM CST on Wednesday, February 21, 2007By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning Newskkrause@dallasnews.comIn what one […]

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Phones in Dallas Jail

February 21st, 2007 · 3 Comments

This Dallas Blog is worth a look if you’ve never used it.Craig has written some nice articles lately. COMMISSIONERS ADDRESS JAIL PHONE PROBLEM By Craig ClaybrookWhen inmates place phone calls from the Dallas County Jail, some very unpleasant charges show up on the recipient’s bill. The current rate is $4.10 per minute. At their February […]

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Settlement- Associated Press

February 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Inmates’ Families, Jail Reach Deal Over MistreatmentPOSTED: 2:21 pm CST February 20, 2007UPDATED: 2:54 pm CST February 20, 2007 DALLAS — County officials approved a nearly $1 million settlement Tuesday with the families of three mentally ill inmates who were denied medication while in the seventh-largest detention complex in the country.Just over half of the […]

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Dallas Jail-Dallas Business Journal

February 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Dallas County commissioners settle jail lawsuitDallas Business Journal – 3:00 PM CST Tuesday, February 20, 2007by Glenda VosburghAssistant Managing Editor The families of three mentally ill former Dallas County Jail inmates won a $950,000 settlement in a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday.Dallas County commissioners agreed to pay the families who had sued alleging inadequate medical […]

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Dallas County Settles Federal Jail Case

February 20th, 2007 · No Comments

February 20, 2007County Settles Suit With Inmate — For Close to a Million BucksFiled under: Crime and PunishmentThe Dallas County Commissioners Court has just agreed to settle the the James Mims lawsuit that sparked a series of investigations into the troubled Dallas County Jail. Voting unanimously, the commissioners agreed to pay the families of three […]

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The Case Changed Everything-James Mims

February 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Look for an important announcement tomorrow regarding settlement negotiations in connection with the federal civil rights case involving James Mims.

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Sample Voir Dire-Real Case

February 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The jury is still out on this case. Two days after this jury was seated and told to report back to court to hear the case, the trial judge inexplicably, and without notice to prosecution or defense, dismissed the jury. No reason given. This was a favorable jury for the defense, in my opinion. We […]

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Federal Officials on Jail/ WFAA-TV

February 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Inmates health is at risk, say fed officials 12:53 PM CST on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 By BRAD WATSON / WFAA-TV WFAA-TV Inmates can pick up disease in jail and pass them on when they are released. Also Online Brad Watson reports Severe overcrowding isn’t the only problem at the Dallas County Jail. The federal […]

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South Texas DA Arraigned on Corruption Charges-Associated Press

February 12th, 2007 · No Comments

S. Texas D.A. arraigned on corruption charges By LYNN BREZOSKYAssociated Press RAYMONDVILLE — A South Texas prosecutor who has tried to oust several county officials for alleged misconduct was himself arraigned today on corruption charges filed by a special prosecutor. Willacy County District Attorney Juan Guerra, 51, blocked the door of his office and dared […]

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I Get The Feeling That Something Ain’t Right..

February 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Reading this story today reminded me of the Stealers Wheel classic, Stuck in the Middle with You. You remember the catchy words: Clowns to the left of me- Jokers to the Right- Here I am, Stuck in the middle with you. See if you don’t find yourself quietly humming the melody as you read yet […]

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Pattern? What Pattern? Dallas Observer

February 7th, 2007 · No Comments

February 7, 2007A Family Tells Commissioners: Our Son’s “Treated Like an Animal? in County Jail Still sounds like there’s a lot of injustice taking place at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.Sheriff Lupe Valdez recently told The Dallas Morning News that under her watch, the ever-beleagured jail has improved “400 percent.? She should have told that […]

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