Houston Matters

Deaths at the Harris County Jail, and the president of the NAACP (Oct. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn more about a pair of recent deaths at the Harris County Jail and what role overcrowding at the facility may have played. And the national president of the NAACP talks about what needs to be done to achieve racial equity in this country.

Criminal Justice

Mother of teen killed in Harris County Jail sues county, sheriff’s department in federal court

Posted on · Michael Ownby faces a murder charge in the 2021 death of fellow inmate Fred Harris, a 19-year-old Houston man who suffered from mental illness, according to the attorney representing his family.