January 16, 2006
Bexar county's crowded jails
You may recall from last year several stories about overcrowded jails in Harris County. Well, it turns out that Bexar County has similar problems. As he did for Harris County, Scott at Grits for Breakfast takes a look at what it sunderlying causes are and how they can improve matters. Check it out. Link via The Jeffersonian.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 16, 2006 to Crime and Punishment
I spent the first five years out of college with the Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Has anyone ever done a study of the percentage of inmates in a Harris County jail due to Parole warrants or revocations? As I remember the revolving door here was terrible.
Eagle Companies have a welded steel modular structure that can be set up anywhere and accomadate the ratio of 48-1 safely. Check it out. www.jailcells.com