Posted on · The sixth death of the year in the jail once again raises questions about overcrowding and its impact.
Posted on · Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said about one-third of detention officers at the Harris County Jail leave the job every year due to low hourly pay and burnout.
Posted on · The jail has seen at least 21 deaths this year as the facility's population continues to hover around 10,000 people -- dangerously close to the facility's total capacity.
Posted on · After 18 months of a pandemic, high jail populations, infections and deserting staff, county jailers say the pandemic is brining longtime structural issues at county detention to light.
Posted on · As he was fighting for the Legislature to change state bail laws, the governor continued his emergency order to restrict no-cost jail releases during the pandemic. At least several Texas courts have deemed the order unconstitutional.
Posted on · Lori Mellinger is voting for the first time in 10 years. She was just one of the thousands of Texans every year whose voting rights are taken away because of being on parole or probation.
Posted on · Recordings and letters provided to Houston Public Media provide a glimpse into the jails as COVID-19 continues to spread across Texas.
Posted on · Health professionals are afraid of an outbreak in Harris County Jail spreading into the community. Phone calls with inmates inside the jail underscore that concern.
Posted on · The new county judge also says she will not accept “political contributions” from individuals or companies that currently do or seek to do business with the county.
Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts breaks down stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · During the first week the hotline was in operation, inmates at the jail made 169 calls.
Posted on · The Texas Rangers are investigating the death
Posted on · Authorities have confirmed a Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail
Posted on · Michael Wayne Norris was convicted for the November 1986 shooting deaths of 38-year-old Georgia Rollins and her son, Keith
Posted on · Inmate at Harrison County jail disappears from work detail